Shelves: around-da-world , own , haiti , syncretic-good-stuff Do the undead deserve true love? This fascinating, oneiric book written by an important Haitian writer is to me completely unique. Hadriana - a French girl of unequaled beauty - is about to marry a Haitian boy - a pilot. But she drops dead at the altar. The Carnival-like festivities that had been scheduled go on anyway in place of a wake, and the description of this bizarre and magical celebration is fantastic. This Pagan vs Catholic, life vs death, joy vs grief party?

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The narrator tells the tale of Hadriana and others who come into contact with supernatural forces, and the beliefs of the Haitians in the city of Jacmel. A lovely translation by Kaima Glover infused with the flavor of Voudoun and southern Haiti.

He is best known for his poetry. This has been my experience from reading other French novels translated to English. Hadriana dans tous mes reves. Sep 13, J. Nov 20, Nina rated it it was amazing. Damn is it also dark, sexy, and beautiful.

It all swirls around the living beast that is Carnival, a thing gous cannot be stopped even in death. Scenes of be-wimpled nuns next to gorgeous, dancing, naked women, are a feast for the imagination. It does give you a sense of rous costumes, music and the spirit so I recommend going to it if it is available.

This revee was the latter, but I enjoyed being an outsider, looking in. Eroticism plays a significant part of the tale, an aspect of Voodoo I tpus unaware of. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. Again, shed your skin, go to the nearest high dive board, and take the plunge. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. This is about Haiti, which is where the concept of zombies really originated from. A book within the Magic Realism genre, which although not for everybody, it is a familiar experience for those who grew up in Latin Dand.

I received this book from the publisher for review. The disappearance of her body from the grave was the final episode in this leap into an imaginary world that was straining to grapple with fear and death. I loved Hadriana as a narrator. So Hadraina was interested in finding a novel about a country we only hear bad news from.

More diverse than feves bunch of poor black fishermen image the international media gives Haiti. Not scary at all. I would have hhadriana found this book otherwise. Catholicism, and the chapters from Ha This is a short novel that packs a big punch.

Some slow moments, but learning about voodoo, voodoo vs. This novel really picked up for me after about the first 35 pages. Hadriana dans tous mes reves I found the writing style lyrical and enchanting. I was delighted with the ending. La symphonie pastorale Andre Gide. TOP Related Posts.


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