Gospel of trees
35,00 $

Gospel of trees

APRICOT IRVING
éDITION SIMON & SCHUSTER



Gospel of trees

APRICOT IRVING

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Résumé
In this compelling, beautiful memoir, award-winning writer Apricot Irving recounts her childhood as a missionary's daughter in Haiti during a time of upheaval-both in the country and in her home. Apricot Irving grew up as a missionary's daughter in Haiti-a country easy to sensationalize but difficult to understand. Her father was an agronomist, a man who hiked alone into the hills with a macouti of seeds to preach the gospel of trees in a deforested but resilient country. Her mother and sisters, meanwhile, spent most of their days in the confines of the hospital compound they called home. As a child, this felt like paradise to Irving; as a teenager, the same setting felt like a prison. Outside of the walls of the missionary enclave, Haiti was a tumult of bugle-call bus horns and bicycles that jangled over hard-packed dirt, the clamor of chickens and cicadas, the sudden, insistent clatter of rain as it hammered across tin roofs and the swell of voices running ahead of the storm. As she emerges into womanhood, an already confusing process made all the more complicated by Christianity's demands, Irving struggles to understand her father's choices. His unswerving commitment to his mission, and the anger and despair that followed failed enterprises, threatened to splinter his family. Beautiful, poignant, and explosive, The Gospel of Trees is the story of a family crushed by ideals, and restored to kindness by honesty. Told against the backdrop of Haiti's long history of intervention-often unwelcome-it grapples with the complicated legacy of those who wish to improve the world. Drawing from family letters, cassette tapes, journals, and interviews, it is an exploration of missionary culpability and idealism, told from within.
Détails
Titre
Gospel of trees
Auteur
APRICOT IRVING
Éditeur
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Prix
35,00 $
Sujet
ECRIVAINS/GENS DE LETTRES
Format Poche
Non
Langue
Anglais/English
Date de publication
2018-03-06
ISBN
9781451690453
Code Interne
2422493
Numéro de produit
12984402

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