Street of Lost Footsteps

Street of Lost Footsteps Lyonel Trouillot s harrowing novel depicts a night of blazing violence in modern day Port au Prince and recalls hundreds of years of violence stretching back even before the birth of Haiti in the fire

  • Title: Street of Lost Footsteps
  • Author: Lyonel Trouillot Linda Coverdale
  • ISBN: 9780803244436
  • Page: 298
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Lyonel Trouillot s harrowing novel depicts a night of blazing violence in modern day Port au Prince and recalls hundreds of years of violence stretching back even before the birth of Haiti in the fires of revolution Three narrators a madam, a taxi driver, and a post office employee describe in almost hallucinatory terms the escalating chaos of a bloody uprising that pitsLyonel Trouillot s harrowing novel depicts a night of blazing violence in modern day Port au Prince and recalls hundreds of years of violence stretching back even before the birth of Haiti in the fires of revolution Three narrators a madam, a taxi driver, and a post office employee describe in almost hallucinatory terms the escalating chaos of a bloody uprising that pits the partisans of the Prophet against the murderous might of the great dictator Deceased Forever Immortal The drama of promise and betrayal in Haitian life inform s Street of Lost Footsteps with the grim irony and savage tenderness characteristic of writers for whom the repetitiveness of history has gone beyond tragedy, through farce, and on into insanity With impressive originality and touching immediacy, Trouillot explores the nature of political oppression, memory, and truth.

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      Published :2018-09-23T01:52:43+00:00

    1 thought on “Street of Lost Footsteps”

    1. What I enjoyed about the book:1. Lyonel's prose - he is incredibly poetic (for lack of a better term). There's nothing more harrowing that to have sentences like "So. Monsieur, it began with a great gust of wind. Inevitably. All our stories begin with gusts of wind as if in a whirl of lazy legends. We are a drift of idle birds, midgets of memory, master craftsmen of counterfeit" combined with matter-of-fact statements about a man being split apart in half and laying splayed out across another bo [...]

    2. The action in this novella takes place during one unspeakable night of violence in the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince, as the Troops of the Prophet engage in a bloodbath with the forces of the dictator Deceased Forever-Immortal. The three main characters, an aging madam, a post office worker and a taxi driver, all unreliable narrators, relay their tales of the night's events in alternating chapters to an unknown interviewer. They also paint portraits of life in the poverty- and war-stricken c [...]

    3. A very strange book told from two different points of view. Still don't know how I feel about it. Some very beautiful writing in certain phrases, but the stream of consciousness style just never really catches me, I guess. I was confused for a lot of the book and had to do some rereading.

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