-A novel of violent beauty.- -- Le Monde
The award-winning saga of a peasant family living in a small Haitian village, recounting through stories of tradition and superstition, voodoo, romance, and violence, the lives of four generations of women struggling to hold the family together in a volatile, roiling landscape of political turmoil and economic suffering.
Yanick Lahens was born in Port-au-Prince in 1953 and is one of Haiti's most prominent authors. She published her first novel in 2000, was awarded the prestigious Prix Femina in 2014 for Moonbath, and is the 2016 winner of a French Voices Award.
About the Author
Yanick Lahens was born in Port-au-Prince in 1953. After attending school and university in France, she returned to Haiti., where she taught literature at the university in Port-au-Prince and worked for the Ministry of Culture. Her first novel was published in 2000, and she won the prestigious Prix Femina for Moonbath in 2014. Emily Gogolak is writer focusing mostly on migration based in New York, but frequently working in Latin America and on the U.S./Mexico border. From 2014 to 2016, she was an editorial staffer at The New Yorker. A graduate of Brown University, she is also a literary translator. Her translation of Moonbath won a 2016 French Voices Prize.