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Book Launch for Dancing in the Baron's Shadow by Fabienne Josaphat
|Venue:||Books & Books Coral Gables|
Francois Duvalier, known as Papa Doc or Baron Samedi, is the impoverished island nation's brutal dictator. Relentless curfews and Papa Doc's terrifying Tonton Macoutes militia have made life in Port-au-Prince increasingly difficult for struggling taxi driver, Raymond L'Eveille. But it is Raymond's brother, Nicolas, a wealthy professor at the local university, who is stirring up trouble. After a tip-off from a disgruntled student, Nicolas's home is raided and his secret anti-Duvalier manifesto is discovered, landing him in Fort Dimanche, a notorious, disease-ridden prison many enter but few ever leave. Raymond resolves to get himself arrested as part of a death-defying plan to break his brother out of jail. Fabienne Josaphat's electric prose brings to life a horrifying and not so distant time in Haiti's past, describing in rigorous detail the shocking realities of life in the Baron's shadow. A page turning jail break thriller - sure to be one of the year's best.
Please join us in celebrating the book launch of MFA alum Fabienne Josaphat's first novel, Dancing in the Baron's Shadow. Books & Books Coral Gables is located at 265 Aragon Avenue in Coral Gables, Florida, 33134.
Fabienne Josaphat received her MFA in Creative Writing from Florida International University in 2014. This is her first novel. She lives in Miami.