The Resource Dancing in the Baron's Shadow, (ebook)

Dancing in the Baron's Shadow, (ebook)

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Dancing in the Baron's Shadow
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Dancing in the Baron's Shadow
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eng
Summary
Haiti, 1965. Francois Duvalier, known as Papa Doc, is the impoverished island nation's brutal dictator. Relentless curfews, and Papa Doc's terrifying Tonton Macoutes militia, have made life in Port-au-Prince increasingly difficult for struggling taxi driver Raymond L'Eveill<U+00d4>e. But it is Raymond's brother, Nicolas, a wealthy professor at the local university, who is stirring up trouble. A secret manifesto penned by Nicolas is rallying opposition to Papa Doc. After a tip-off from a disgruntled student, Nicolas' home is raided and the manifesto discovered, landing him in Fort Dimanche, a notorious, disease-ridden prison many enter but few ever leave. Meanwhile, Raymond's wife leaves him, taking their children and escaping the island. With his family gone, Raymond gets himself arrested as part of a death-defying plan to break his brother out of jail.Fabienne Josaphat's electric prose brings to life a horrifying and not so distant time in Haiti's past while exploring the best and worst of humanity. The novel examines power's tendency to corrupt, the impulse of nationalistic pride, and, above all, the human desire to survive, while describing in rigorous detail the shocking realities of life in the Baron's shadow
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Josaphat, Fabienne
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fiction
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  • Fort-Dimanche (Prison : Haiti)
  • Brothers
  • Electronic books
  • Haiti
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adult
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Dancing in the Baron's Shadow, (ebook)
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1 online resource
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9781939419583
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11779516
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remote
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11779516
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MWT11779516
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Dancing in the Baron's Shadow, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781939419583
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11779516
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11779516
System control number
MWT11779516
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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