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Peacekeeping

Peacekeeping

  • Title: Peacekeeping
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  • ISBN : 9780374230449
  • Format : Hardcover
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  • Page : 400 pages


The Daring, Eagerly Anticipated Second Novel By The National Book Award Nominated Author Of FieldworkMischa Berlinski s first novel, Fieldwork, was published in 2007 to rave reviews Hilary Mantel called it a quirky, often brilliant debut and Stephen King said it was a story that cooks like a mother and it was a finalist for the National Book Award Now Berlinski return The Daring, Eagerly Anticipated Second Novel By The National Book Award Nominated Author Of FieldworkMischa Berlinski s first novel, Fieldwork, was published in 2007 to rave reviews Hilary Mantel called it a quirky, often brilliant debut and Stephen King said it was a story that cooks like a mother and it was a finalist for the National Book Award Now Berlinski returns with Peacekeeping, an equally enthralling story of love, politics, and death in the world s most intriguing country Haiti.When Terry White, a former deputy sheriff and a failed politician, goes broke in the 2007 2008 financial crisis, he takes a job working for the UN, helping to train the Haitian police He s sent to the remote town of J r mie, where there are coffin makers than restaurants, donkeys than cars, and the dirt roads all slope down sooner or later to the postcard sea Terry is swept up in the town s complex politics when he befriends an earnest, reforming American educated judge Soon he convinces the judge to oppose the corrupt but charismatic S nateur Maxim Bayard in an upcoming election But when Terry falls in love with the judge s wife, the electoral drama threatens to become a disaster.Tense, atmospheric, tightly plotted, and surprisingly funny, Peacekeeping confirms Berlinski s gifts as a storyteller Like Fieldwork, it explores a part of the world that is as fascinating as it is misunderstood and takes us into the depths of the human soul, where the thirst for power and the need for love can overrun judgment and morality


Author Mischa Berlinski

Mischa Berlinski is the author of novels Fieldwork, a finalist for the National Book Award, and Peacekeeping He has written for the New York Review of Books about Haitian politics, has tried to buy a zombie for Men s Journal, and investigated a woman who married a snake for Harper s Magazine His writing has appeared in the Best American Essays and the Best American Travel Writing He is the reci




Peacekeeping Reviews (31)

  • 2.5 Stars Meh This book gives the illusion of being a knockout, from its cover, jacket description, to its organization, but this is an excellent case of going deeper than the surface Peacekeeping is set in Haiti and attempts to combine elements of local and international politics, developmen [..]

  • I have yet to really enjoy a novel set in the Caribbean Admittedly, my experience is limited, but I tend to find Caribbean novels nothing than an expose of look how abjectly awful it is here just look With this prejudice in full effect, I entered Peacekeeping, and finally found a book that adds qui [..]

  • i liked this so much if you miss graham greene and wonder who could do graham greene in the 2000s, this is it a little touch of noir detachment, too perfect if you listen to the audiobook, you get the added delight of ben williams, who makes this the best audiobook of my audiolistening life to date [..]

  • The unnamed narrator of Peacekeeping perhaps a stand in for Mischa Berlinski himself at one point muses, I learned in Haiti that stories, if not a necessity, are not a luxury either Only the rich and the lucky can afford to live without stories, for without stories, as every Haitian peasant knows, l [..]

  • Peacekeeping is a near perfect novel Berlinski is the whole package He has the ideas He has the language He has the form I doubt you can find a finer treatise on Haiti than this fictionalized version of recent history He is as blunt about the NGO s as is Paul Theroux He shows the people are as corru [..]

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