A native of Haiti, Dimitry Elias Leger makes his remarkable debut with this story of romance, politics, and religion that traces the fates of three lovers in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and the challenges they face readjusting to life after an earthquake devastates their city.
Reflecting the chaos of disaster and its aftermath, God Loves Haiti switches between time periods and locations, yet always moves closer to solving the driving mystery at its center: Will the artist Natasha Robert reunite with her one true love, the injured Alain Destine, and live happily ever after? Warm and constantly surprising, told in the incandescent style of Jose Saramago and Roberto Bolano, and reminiscent of Gabriel Garcia Marquez's hauntingly beautiful Love in The Time of Cholera, God Loves Haiti is an homage to a lost time and city, and the people who embody it.
Dimitry Elias Leger was born in Haiti and educated at St. John's University and Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government. A former staff writer at Fortune magazine and the Miami Herald, he has been an adviser to the United Nations' missions in Haiti and Geneva, and is a former global leadership fellow at the World Economic Forum.