A Wedding in Haiti by Julia Alvarez

A Wedding in Haiti by Julia Alvarez

Reviewed in this essay: A Wedding in Haiti by Julia Alvarez. Algonquin Books, 2012. Throughout her travels into Haiti and Port-au-Prince, novelist and memoirist Julia Alvarez is haunted by the question, “Once we see a thing, what then is our…

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On Rob Benvie’s <em>Maintenance</em>

On Rob Benvie’s Maintenance

Reviewed in this essay: Maintenance by Rob Benvie. Coach House Books, 2011. Rob Benvie, author of The Safety of War, offers in his second novel, Maintenance, an important investigation into the relationship between place and despair. Benvie’s characters bleakly exist…

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