Farewell, Fred Voodoo: A Letter from Haiti

Farewell, Fred Voodoo: A Letter from Haiti

by Amy Wilentz
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Farewell, Fred Voodoo: A Letter from Haiti by Amy Wilentz

Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Autobiography, this is a brilliant writer’s account of a long, painful, ecstatic—and unreciprocated—affair with a country that has long fascinated the world.

A foreign correspondent on a simple story becomes, over time and in the pages of this book, a lover of Haiti, pursuing the heart of this beautiful and confounding land into its darkest corners and brightest clearings. Farewell, Fred Voodoo is a journey into the depths of the human soul as well as a vivid portrayal of the nation’s extraordinary people and their uncanny resilience. Haiti has found in Amy Wilentz an author of astonishing wit, sympathy, and eloquence.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781451644074
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication date: 12/17/2013
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 262,650
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Amy Wilentz is the author of The Rainy Season, Martyrs’ Crossing, and I Feel Earthquakes More Often Than They Happen. She has won the Whiting Writers Award, the PEN/Martha Albrand Non-Fiction Award, and the American Academy of Arts and Letters Rosenthal Award. She writes for The New Yorker and The Nation and teaches in the Literary Journalism program at UC Irvine.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amy Wilentz has an unusually keen insight regarding Haiti. Her insights on the culture, history, and politics of the country are spot-on and give the most accurate portrait of this often misunderstood country. Her honesty is refreshing and lucid. Whether you are a student of history or a short-term missionary this book is a must-read!