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Author: Dolores A. Schaefer,Edwidge Danticat,Paulette Poujol Oriol
ISBN13: 978-1588140203
Title: Vale of Tears: A Novel from Haiti
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Publisher: IBEX Publishers (January 1, 2005)
Pages: 204

Vale of Tears: A Novel from Haiti by Dolores A. Schaefer,Edwidge Danticat,Paulette Poujol Oriol

Vale of Tears is truly brilliantly written. Poujol-Oriol captures the essence of human nature so well, that the novel might as well have been a contemporary one. - -Kreyolicious Magazine. Paulette Poujol-Oriol is one of Haiti’s most celebrated novelists. She won Le Monde’s prestigious prize for best short story in francophone countries in 1988 for "La Fleur Rouge. She also received Haiti’s coveted literary prize, the Prix Henri Deschamps, for her novel Le Creuset (The Crucible) in 1980.

Translated from the French by Dolores A. Schaefer. Although the novel i Translated from the French by Dolores A. Vale of Tears offers a critical reading of the class system and corruption which plague the country. Paulette Poujol-Oriol is one of Haiti's most celebrated novelists.

Vale of Tears: A Novel from Haiti by. Paulette Poujol Oriol, Dolores A. Schaefer (Translator). Note: these are all the books on Goodreads for this author.

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Praise for the original Haiti Noir: "Danticat has succeeded in assembling a group portrait of Haitian culture and resilience that is cause for celebration. This anthology will give American readers a complex and nuanced portrait of the real Haiti not seen on the evening news and introduce them to some original and wonderful writers. Edwidge Danticat was born in Haiti and moved to the United States when she was twelve. She lives in Miami, Florida.

Edwidge Danticat is a 2009 MacArthur Fellow and winner of the 2018 Neustadt Prize for Literature. She is at work on a new story collection called Everything Inside is Worth Dying For (forthcoming from Knopf in 2018/2019). Vale of Tears: A Novel from by Paulette Poujol Oriol; translated by Dolores A. Schaefer; Foreword by dgeDanticat ISBN 978-1-58814-020-3. 2:43pm 08/29/2017 0 33. Koulouri ( rokoulouri ).

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Fiction. Caribbean Studies. Translated from the French by Dolores A. Schaefer. VALE OF TEARS is a stark, meditative, and vivid exploration of Coralie Santeuil's life through a series of flashbacks she has on New Year's eve as she makes fourteen stops while walking from one end of the busy city of Port-au-Prince to the other in a last quest to save her life and retain her dignity. Although the novel is set in the period around the Second World War, it is in many ways a book about contemporary Haiti. We pause to wonder what happens to the privileged when their world disintegrates. We contemplate thesurvival skills of the poor. Vale of Tears offers a critical reading of the class system and corruption which plague the country. Paulette Poujol-Oriol is one of Haiti's most celebrated novelists.
Reviews: 2
Vale of Tears by Paulette Poujol Oriol is a tragic tale about how far a person can fall depending on the choices that are made. The main character is Coralie a weak-willed, naive girl who never learns from the mistakes that she makes and then is stunned when things turn out badly. Always wondering how her life turned out how it did and never really taking any responsibility for her actions.

The book is told in a circular fashion. It starts with Coralie in the present preparing to make a long slow walk though the city to visit people she once knew in order to beg for money so that she won't be kicked out of her home. Interspersed with the present her history is told in flashbacks, starting when she was a young child of a rich Haitian businessman. By the time the book ends her past and present have met up and the circle is closed.

Coralie is a deeply flawed character. She makes many bad choices - often more than once - never really learning from her mistakes. She is also a passive character accepting all the things that life throws in her path and never actively tries to correct anything. If Coralie had been just a little bit more proactive and aware of the world around her then her life would have followed a different path. The main theme of this novel is about the choices a person makes and how it affects the outcome of their life. If you always make bad choices then bad things will result. Such is the fate of Coralie.

At first I sympathized with Coralie and wondered how she could have fallen so far in the social strata when her father was a rich and powerful man. But as her past unfolded it became harder and harder to find sympathy for her since at almost every turn there was a way for her to change the course of her life. However, that was the whole point of her character since the novel was written in response to a comment from the author's friend about another book she had written in which everything turned out well for the main character. Oriol said that she could have just as easily written a tale with opposite results....and so Coralie was born.

The setting and way that that this story was told was perfect. Oriol's words are almost poetic and I loved the mix of french creole into the dialog. Although I was equally glad that for every foreign phrase there was an English translation. The mixed language sentences added realism to the story and helped it to flow along.
I agree with the previous viewer's summary and analysis, but am puzzled at her lukewarm ranking of this astonishingly vivid and unforgettable word portrait. Coralie's flawed character might indeed receive a grade of "C" for her poor choices, but the book itself gets an "A" from me for its poetic language, insightful descriptions, and novel format. (In Coralie's defense, I don't think we've had such a wicked stepmother since Cinderella.) My hat's off to the translator who seems to have done a brilliant job in being faithful to the writer, the culture, and the story.