i liked this so much if you miss graham greene and wonder who could do graham greene in the s this is it a little touch of noir detachment too perfect if you listen to the audiobook you get
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. too bad the man has recorded only two books!The best Peacekeeping Creat Mischa Berlinski is a Kindle 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 returnThe 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.. 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 recipient of a Whiting Writers Award and the American Academy of Arts and Letters Addison M Metcalf Award.. Popular Book Peacekeeping 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 more 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 quite a bit more to this formula. Here we get theories for why Haiti is so impoverished and run down (many keep trying to help but ultimately leave Haiti worse off once their conscience is clear from their good deeds) and the narrator keeps reminding us how beautiful it is. Peacekeeping succeeds in being a novel of relationships. Haiti is a rough setting, but it is simply the backdrop for the human stories of love, power, redemption, and life. And all of this is told with some amazing prose from Berlinski. He balances humor and gravity and gives it to us in some well crafted sentences.