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A Reason or a Season: A Life Story

A Reason or a Season: A Life Story

by Jesse Gourdet


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Jesse Gourdet spins stories of his past in Haiti and his tireless quest for the American dream.

Gourdet imparts the insights he gained during his early years in Haiti and his career in America. He describes his childhood spent with his family in Haiti and the serious illness that almost killed him as a young boy. Haiti of the 1950s and 1960s bursts into life as Gourdet explains his complicated family history and the local culture he grew up in. The love and respect Gourdet has for his family shines from every page.

When he was twenty-four, Gourdet decided to move to America and pursue the often-elusive American dream. His memoir goes on to memorialize the people who helped him along the way and the lessons they taught him about life and love. As you will learn, Gourdet spent his life searching for ways to make it meaningful. And as A Reason or a Season proves, he succeeded.

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ISBN-13: 9781533303752
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 12/19/2016
Pages: 302
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.68(d)

About the Author

Jesse Gourdet graduated with a degree in law in Haiti before immigrating to the United States when he was twenty-four. Gourdet spent the next forty-three years in New York City. He worked as a clinical chemist and realtor. He attended New York University and St. John's University. He received a master's degree in health services administration from the New School for Social Research in New York City.
Gourdet is now retired in Florida with his wife, Yanick. He is also the author of Let It Be Easy, a collection of inspirational poems and short stories.

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