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Down Among the Dead Men.

Author: Dany Laferrière
Publisher: New York : Douglas & McIntyre, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The story of Dany Laferriere, the narrator and writer living in exile in Montreal, who finally comes home to Haiti. Nothing is different, and yet everything has changed. There is his mother, who has never left Haiti, not even for one minute, and who still performs all the rituals of old. But there is also the army of zombies that takes over the streets at night, while the American army occupies the country by day.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
LaFerriere, Dany.
Down Among the Dead Men.
New York : Douglas & McIntyre, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Dany Laferrière
ISBN: 9781553658528 1553658523
OCLC Number: 801365229
Notes: Untitled.
Description: 1 online resource (213 pages)
Contents: A Primitive Writer; Suitcase; The Weather; Taxi; The Hill; The New House; Coffee; The Other World; The Little Room; The Gray Dress; Objects; The Thing Itself; The First Meal; Spaghetti; Up There; Inside Herself; Orange Blossom; The Staircase; Travelling; Dressing; Prayer; Landscape; Figures; The Cemetery; War; The Border; Fear; Your Neighborhood; The Smell; Hygiene; A Game; Afternoon; The Watch; The Car; Tauromachy; The Green Lizard; Rendezvous; The Smell; Perfume; Skin; The Beggar-Woman; Language; Body; Cigarette; Leather; Evening; The Young Nurse; The Ambulance; Night; A Light; Supper; Fear. A DreamThe Radio; Warm Water; The Neighbor; Sugar; Carrots; A Body for Breakfast; Hot Water; The Bed; Territory; A Man; Money; The Jungle; Sienne's Place; The Mattress; The First Taxi; The Second Taxi; Jehovah's Witness; Altagrâce; The Tigress; Love; A Revelation; The Choice; The Gates of Hell; Drowning; Reunion; Medicine; The Infernal Trio; Antoinette; Sodium Bicarbonate; The Meal; An Art; The Bourgeoisie; The Division of Labor; The Cafe Madame Michel; A Memory; Streets; The Price of Time; My Paintings; Lisa; Retrospective; The Rex; Coles Supermarket; An Apple; Americans; Rain; A Bomb. The PhotoClaustrophobia; The Girl with the Apple; Carrefour; A Punch in the Face; Cannibals; The Geese of the Capitol; A New Song; The Little Dictator; The Surprise; Love at First Sight; The Most Beautiful Love Song; The Return of the Prodigal Son; The Secret; The Fun Begins; The Song; A Star is Born; Guts; Sickness; Our Princess; A Wild Horse; The Watchman; A Cat in the Heavens; A Cow; Lisa!; The Bed; A Hand; A Yellow Dog; Bread; Good Day; "Fare Thee Well, Pilgrim"; The Way; The Spring; Ogoo, God of Fire; Middle-Class Gods; The Endless Road; Return; The Bowl of Soup; Whispers; Boredom.

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The story of Dany Laferriere, the narrator and writer living in exile in Montreal, who finally comes home to Haiti. Nothing is different, and yet everything has changed. There is his mother, who has never left Haiti, not even for one minute, and who still performs all the rituals of old. But there is also the army of zombies that takes over the streets at night, while the American army occupies the country by day. What is this country of dead men? Is every Haitian a secret citizen? Is it possible for Laferriere to cross over to that country and then return?Laferriere wanders through Port-au-Prin.

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