Mouths Don't Speak Read Online Free - No one was prepared for the massive earthquake that struck Haiti in 2010, taking over a quarter-million lives, and leaving millions more homeless. Three thousand miles away, Jacqueline Florestant mourns the presumed death of her parents, while her husband, a former US Marine and combat veteran, cares for their three-year-old daughter as he fights his own battles with acute PTSD.
Horrified and guilt-ridden, Jacqueline returns to Haiti in search of the proverbial "closure." Unfortunately, the Haiti she left as a child twenty-five years earlier has disappeared. Her quest turns into a tornado of deception, desperation, and more death. So Jacqueline holds tightly to her daughter--the only one who must not die.
|Title||:||Mouths Don't Speak|
|Number of Pages||:||224 pages|
January 07, 2018
3.5 stars • I requested this title for review because I am woefully under-read on Haiti, and a book written by a Haitian about the earthquake in Haiti in 2010 sounded like JUST the book to change that status. Written almost like a novella, this 200 page story (also set in Baltimore) is an incredi...
January 12, 2018
3.5 review soon.
January 08, 2018
A bit of an abrupt ending, so more like a 4.5 but not a 5.
February 06, 2018
Mouths Don't Speak was a book I saw on Instagram through @theloudlibrarylady. This wonderful booklover then started a bookchain with the book. I received it on Saturday and devoured it between Sunday and Monday.
I have never read a book that had Haiti as its main focus. Our main character, Jacque...
February 03, 2018
This was a 3.5 read for me.
Thoughts coming shortly.
December 18, 2017
Will be writing a review for Rebel Women Lit soon + they'll be doing a giveaway. Follow them on Goodreads, Twitter and Instagram.
January 17, 2018
I love to read books about diverse cultures and this one is about Haiti, the earthquake in 2010, the rich and the poor and Haitian culture. The story brought out all of that out. It started with Jacqueline Florestant in Brooklyn weeping and sobbing at the news about the earthquake. She had only...
January 10, 2018
3.5 stars. This was a really good novel!
Ulysse has things I love in multicult fiction --> unapologetic codeswitching, vivid details about life in Haiti including customs and cuisine, plus the POV of both an American seeing another country, but an immigrant seeing America for the first time.
January 28, 2018
This book is a devastating and heartbreaking look at PTSD, Haiti, and marriage. The writing is quick and engaging and I was immediately sucked into Jaqueline’s story. The narrative jumped around a little bit to hear the perspectives of the people closest to Jaqueline, but it didn’t bother me.
January 30, 2018
This is not the book I thought it was going to be. The promotional literature is woefully misleading for this book.
First, Jacqueline is not your average Haitian. Somehow (it's unexplained how or why exactly) her family is rich. Like really rich (a la Duvalier). It just seems very fake to me, par...