The ReturneBook - 2011
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vpl_booksjustforyou Mar 25, 2017
Precipitated by the death of his father, Laferrière returns to Haiti after more than three decades of exile in Montreal. His meditation on the experience flows through his pen in this mixture of prose and poetry.
Fusing poetry and prose, The Return is an autobiographical account of Haitian Canadian author Dany Laferriere’s return to his native Haiti after fleeing the country over 30 years ago under Jean-Claude Duvalier’s dictatorship.
A prolific and popular writer in French for over two decades in Quebec, Laferrière gained ground in the English market with "The Return" (original title, "L'Énigme du retour"). The author returns to Haiti after fleeing the country 30-years before under the harsh Duvalier regim... Read More »
vpl_informationservice Jan 24, 2013
Thirty-three years after fleeing Haiti in 1976, the narrator Dany returns to his birthplace, exploring the history, geography and choices that shaped his life.