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Overview

"One-of-a-kind . . . A] ribald, free-wheeling magical-realist novel, first published in 1988 and newly, engagingly translated by Glover . . . An icon of Haitian literature serves up a hotblooded, rib-ticking, warmhearted m lange of ghost story, cultural inquiry, folk art, and v ritable l'amour." --Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

"An exceptional novel . . . Depestre's masterpiece and one of the greatest examples of Haitian literature." --New York Journal of Books

Hadriana in All My Dreams, winner of the prestigious Prix Renaudot, takes place primarily during Carnival in 1938 in the Haitian village of Jacmel. A beautiful young French woman, Hadriana, is about to marry a Haitian boy from a prominent family. But on the morning of the wedding, Hadriana drinks a mysterious potion and collapses at the altar. Transformed into a zombie, her wedding becomes her funeral. She is buried by the town, revived by an evil sorcerer, then disappears into popular legend.

Set against a backdrop of magic and eroticism, and recounted with delirious humor, the novel raises universal questions about race and sexuality. The reader comes away enchanted by the marvelous reality of Haiti's Vodou culture and convinced of Depestre's lusty claim that all beings--even the undead ones--have a right to happiness and true love.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781617755330
  • ISBN-10: 1617755338
  • Publisher: Akashic Books, Ltd.
  • Publish Date: May 2017
  • Dimensions: 6.9 x 5 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.4 pounds
  • Page Count: 160

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