Found in Translation Book Club: Moonbath by Yanick Lahens
A Club where we dive into fresh English translations of stand-out fiction from around the world.
This month's book club pick is Moonbath by Yanick Lahens.
The award-winning saga of a peasant family living in a small Haitian village, told through four generations of voices, recounting through stories of tradition and superstition, magic and the new gods, romance and violence, the lives of the women who struggled to hold the family together in an ever-shifting landscape of political turmoil and economic suffering.
“Lahens is the most important living female Haitian author in French.”
— Christiane Makward
“[Lahens] describes her country with a forceful beauty — the destruction that befell it, political opportunism, families torn apart, and the spellbinding words of Haitian farmers who solely rely on subterranean powers.”
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