The good folks at World Literature Today let me review this debut novel. I first read about it in the NYT Book Review and asked to serve as a reviewer for WLT.
In his debut novel, God Loves Haiti, Dimitry Elias Léger uses the 2010 earthquake in Haiti as the backdrop for a love triangle. A flaccid, fictionalized president—“the President”—and his much-younger, philandering wife—Natasha—are about to board a plane supplied by the United States government that will fly the newly wed couple to Florence to live lives of lavish, chosen exile. The latter’s lover, Alain, is locked in her closet in the National Palace and realizes he has been dumped.
My next review for the magazine considers the captivating, sexy, devastating book The Vegetarian.
Happy reading in the meantime.