Street of Lost Footsteps: Rue Des Pas-Perdus Lyonel Trouillot

Street of Lost Footsteps: Rue Des Pas-Perdus

Author: Lyonel Trouillot
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Book Title
Street of Lost Footsteps: Rue Des Pas-Perdus
Author
Lyonel Trouillot
ISBN
9780803294509
Lyonel Trouillot's harrowing novel depicts a night of blazing violence in modern-day Port-au-Prince and recalls hundreds of years of violence stretching back even before the birth of Haiti in the fires of revolution. Three narrators-a madam, a taxi driver, and a post office employee-describe in almost hallucinatory terms the escalating chaos of a bloody uprising that pits the partisans of the Prophet against the murderous might of the great dictator Deceased Forever-Immortal. The drama of promise and betrayal in Haitian life inform's Street of Lost Footsteps with the grim irony and savage tenderness characteristic of writers for whom the repetitiveness of history has gone beyond tragedy, through farce, and on into insanity. With impressive originality and touching immediacy, Trouillot explores the nature of political oppression, memory, and truth. A poet, novelist, and essayist who writes in Haitian Kreyòl and French, Lyonel Trouillot is a founding member of the Haitian Writers Association. Linda Coverdale's many translations include Patrick Chamoiseau's Schooldays and Chronicle of the Seven Sorrows, both published by the University of Nebraska Press.Binding Type: PaperbackAuthor: Lyonel TrouillotPublisher: BisonPublished: 11/01/2003ISBN: 9780803294509Pages: 115Weight: 0.36lbsSize: 8.66h x 5.00w x 0.32dAward: Literary Award - FinalistReview Citations: Multicultural Review 06/01/2004 pg. 60New York Review of Books 07/17/2008 pg. 40
Lyonel Trouillot's harrowing novel depicts a night of blazing violence in modern-day Port-au-Prince and recalls hundreds of years of violence stretching back even before the birth of Haiti in the fires of revolution. Three narrators-a madam, a taxi driver, and a post office employee-describe in almost hallucinatory terms the escalating chaos of a bloody uprising that pits the partisans of the Prophet against the murderous might of the great dictator Deceased Forever-Immortal. The drama of promise and betrayal in Haitian life inform's Street of Lost Footsteps with the grim irony and savage tenderness characteristic of writers for whom the repetitiveness of history has gone beyond tragedy, through farce, and on into insanity. With impressive originality and touching immediacy, Trouillot explores the nature of political oppression, memory, and truth. A poet, novelist, and essayist who writes in Haitian Kreyòl and French, Lyonel Trouillot is a founding member of the Haitian Writers Association. Linda Coverdale's many translations include Patrick Chamoiseau's Schooldays and Chronicle of the Seven Sorrows, both published by the University of Nebraska Press.

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Lyonel Trouillot
Publisher: Bison
Published: 11/01/2003
ISBN: 9780803294509
Pages: 115
Weight: 0.36lbs
Size: 8.66h x 5.00w x 0.32d
Award: Literary Award - Finalist

Review Citations: Multicultural Review 06/01/2004 pg. 60
New York Review of Books 07/17/2008 pg. 40
Lyonel Trouillot's harrowing novel depicts a night of blazing violence in modern-day Port-au-Prince and recalls hundreds of years of violence stretching back even before the birth of Haiti in the fires of revolution. Three narrators-a madam, a taxi driver, and a post office employee-describe in almost hallucinatory terms the escalating chaos of a bloody uprising that pits the partisans of the Prophet against the murderous might of the great dictator Deceased Forever-Immortal. The drama of promise and betrayal in Haitian life inform's Street of Lost Footsteps with the grim irony and savage tenderness characteristic of writers for whom the repetitiveness of history has gone beyond tragedy, through farce, and on into insanity. With impressive originality and touching immediacy, Trouillot explores the nature of political oppression, memory, and truth. A poet, novelist, and essayist who writes in Haitian Kreyòl and French, Lyonel Trouillot is a founding member of the Haitian Writers Association. Linda Coverdale's many translations include Patrick Chamoiseau's Schooldays and Chronicle of the Seven Sorrows, both published by the University of Nebraska Press.

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Lyonel Trouillot
Publisher: Bison
Published: 11/01/2003
ISBN: 9780803294509
Pages: 115
Weight: 0.36lbs
Size: 8.66h x 5.00w x 0.32d
Award: Literary Award - Finalist

Review Citations: Multicultural Review 06/01/2004 pg. 60
New York Review of Books 07/17/2008 pg. 40