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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Univ of Virginia Pr
Publication date November 11, 2014
Pages 121
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780813936468
ISBN-10 0813936462
Dimensions 0.50 by 5.75 by 8.50 in.
Weight 0.62 lbs.
Original list price $55.00
Other format details university press
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The Other Side of the Sea, the first novel by this major Haitian author to be translated into English, is riveted on the other shore--whether it is the ancestral Africa that still haunts Haitians, the America to which so many have emigrated, or even that final shore, the uncertain afterlife awaiting us all. With a grandmother and her grandson sharing the narration, this rich and concise tale covers an impressive span of Haitian history and emotion. Too old to leave her veranda, Noubòt reflects on her past, touching on the 1937 Parsley Massacre, in which thousands of Haitians died at the hands of Dominican soldiers, and laments the exodus of so many young people from Haiti, although, ironically, she dreamed of making the trip herself (her name means New Boat in Creole). Her story is juxtaposed with that of her grandson, Jonas, as he suffers the abandonment of friends--including his lover--who emigrated during the Duvalier dictatorships, even feeling an urge to join them. Perhaps most striking is the addition of a third voice--that of an anonymous passenger in steerage recounting a slave ship’s progress to the New World from Africa. This voice from long ago provides a powerful depiction of the sights, sounds, and smells of the Middle Passage and a fascinating counterpoint to the evocations of modern Haiti.

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With Robert H. Mccormick, Jr. (other contributor), Louis-Philippe Dalembert | from Univ of Virginia Pr (November 11, 2014)
9780813936468 | details & prices | 121 pages | 5.75 × 8.50 × 0.50 in. | 0.62 lbs | List price $55.00
About: The Other Side of the Sea, the first novel by this major Haitian author to be translated into English, is riveted on the other shore--whether it is the ancestral Africa that still haunts Haitians, the America to which so many have emigrated, or even that final shore, the uncertain afterlife awaiting us all.
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Book cover for 9780373120987 Book cover for 9780373121038 Book cover for 9780813936475
 
With Robert H. Mccormick, Jr. (other contributor), Louis-Philippe Dalembert | from Univ of Virginia Pr (November 11, 2014)
9780813936475 | details & prices | 121 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 0.50 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $22.50
About: The Other Side of the Sea, the first novel by this major Haitian author to be translated into English, is riveted on the other shore--whether it is the ancestral Africa that still haunts Haitians, the America to which so many have emigrated, or even that final shore, the uncertain afterlife awaiting us all.
With Robert H. Mccormick, Jr. (other contributor), Carole Mortimer, Louis-Philippe Dalembert | from Harlequin Books (May 1, 2000); titled "Their Engagement Is Announced"
9780373120987 | details & prices | 6.75 × 4.25 × 0.50 in. | 0.25 lbs | List price $3.99
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With Robert H. Mccormick, Jr. (other contributor), Louis-Philippe Dalembert, Lynne Graham | from Harlequin Books (May 1, 2000); titled "The Cozakis Bride"
9780373121038 | details & prices | 4.25 × 6.75 × 0.50 in. | 0.20 lbs | List price $3.99
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