The Loneliness of Angels
by Myriam J A Chancy (9781845231224)

The Loneliness of Angels
Myriam J A Chancy
Release Date: 28 February 2010
Format: Paperback
Pages: 353
Category: Literary
Publisher: Peepal Tree Press
ISBN: 9781845231224
ISBN-10: 1845231228

Offering a richly nuanced portrayal of Haiti as a place of ethnic and cultural complexity, this novel explores the important role of spirituality in Caribbean life and culture. Told through multiple voices in a nonlinear fashion, the narrative unfolds through the perspectives of Catherine, a girl living in Iowa who travels home to Haiti upon hearing about the death of her aunt Ruth, who has been murdered in her home; Rose, Catherine's mother who commits suicide; and Romulus, her half brother who is lost to addiction and despair. Traversing the terrains of working-class French Canada, expatriate Paris, and the hills above Port au Prince and tracing lives that cross boundaries of time and place, this is a deeply absorbing portrayal of a fragmented family and country whose deepest connections lie in a shared sense of spirituality.

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