Best nightmare on earth: a life in Haiti

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Prentice Hall Press, 1991 - History - 303 pages
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Beautiful, bizarre, dangerous, exotic; a Garden of Eden fallen into disrepair. This is Herbert Gold's Haiti. In this impassioned memoir, he reflects on the country's history and folklore, its people and politics, capturing the essence of this land where tragedy is the music to which the people dance.

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As recently as the 1980s a "werewolf" was publicly burned in Haiti. If that sentence doesn't intrigue, I'm not sure anything will. The werewolf this is part of Voodoo beliefs (and the belief makes ... Read full review

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Herbert Gold discovered Haiti on a Fulbright Scholarship. This was to be the beginning of an addiction to a hellish paradise. For the next forty years Gold traveled between the States and the ... Read full review


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About the author (1991)

Herbert Gold has been one of "the wiser and wittier voices in American fiction" ("Newark Star Ledger") for decades. The author of many books--fiction and nonfiction, and extraordinary short stories--he lives in the city he loves so well, San Francisco.

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