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Author Chancy, Myriam J. A., 1970- author.

Title What storm, what thunder / Myriam J.A. Chancy.

Publication Info. Portland, Oregon : Tin House, [2021]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Charles B. Phillips PL Adult Fiction - CPBB-3  F CHANCY    AVAILABLE
 Cordova DL Stacks - CORG-1  FIC CHA    AVAILABLE
 DeKalb PL Adult Fiction - DKLY-12  FIC CHA    AVAILABLE
 East Moline PL Adult Fiction - EMPG-1  FIC CHA    AVAILABLE
 Mokena Community PL Adult Fiction - MKBB-1  CHANCY M    AVAILABLE
 Moline PL Adult Fiction - MPLG-1  FIC CHA    AVAILABLE
 New Lenox PL Adult Fiction - NLBB-1  CHA    AVAILABLE
 North Suburban PLD Loves Park Adult Fiction - NSLY-11  F CHANCY    AVAILABLE
 North Suburban PLD Roscoe Adult Fiction - NSRY-11  F CHANCY    AVAILABLE
 Raymond A Sapp Memorial Twp Lib Stacks - RAYG-2  FIC CHA    AVAILABLE

Edition First U.S. edition.
Description 313 pages ; 23 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Summary "At the end of a long, sweltering day, as markets and businesses begin to close for the evening, an earthquake of 7.0 magnitude shakes the capital of Haiti, Port-au-Prince. Award-winning author Myriam J. A. Chancy masterfully charts the inner lives of the characters affected by the disaster--Richard, an expat and wealthy water-bottling executive with a secret daughter; the daughter, Anne, an architect who drafts affordable housing structures for a global NGO; a small-time drug trafficker, Leopold, who pines for a beautiful call girl; Sonia and her business partner, Dieudonné, who are followed by a man they believe is the vodou spirit of death; Didier, an emigrant musician who drives a taxi in Boston; Sara, a mother haunted by the ghosts of her children in an IDP camp; her husband, Olivier, an accountant forced to abandon the wife he loves; their son, Jonas, who haunts them both; and Ma Lou, the old woman selling produce in the market who remembers them all. Artfully weaving together these lives, witness is given to the desolation wreaked by nature and by man. Brilliantly crafted, fiercely imagined, and deeply haunting, What Storm, What Thunder is a singular, stunning record, a reckoning of the heartbreaking trauma of disaster, and--at the same time--an unforgettable testimony to the tenacity of the human spirit"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Earthquakes -- Haiti -- Port-au-Prince -- Fiction.
Natural disasters -- Psychological aspects -- Fiction.
Haitians -- Social conditions -- Fiction.
Spirit -- Fiction.
Families -- Haiti -- Port-au-Prince -- Fiction.
FICTION / Literary.
FICTION / Cultural Heritage.
FICTION / Disaster.
Port-au-Prince (Haiti) -- Social conditions -- Fiction.
Caribbean Sea -- Port-au-Prince Bay.
Genre/Form Fiction.
ISBN 9781951142766 (hardcover)
1951142764 (hardcover)

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