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Peacekeeping - A Novel

Mischa Berlinski

"Ben Williams's narration couldn't be more perfect for this tragicomic novel of Haiti. Williams perfectly inhabits the wry, observant, somewhat detached traveling spouse of an aid worker. Williams's talent is not just with the subtle inflections in English and Creole that give personality and heart to the colorful characters...His conversational delivery also enhances the listener's understanding of Haiti's confounding mix of politics and superstition." - AudioFile Magazine THE DARING, EAGERLY ANTICIPATED SECOND AUDIOBOOK BY THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD-NOMINATED AUTHOR OF FIELDWORK Mischa 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 Jérémie, where there are more coffin makers than restaurants, more 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 Sénateur 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.

"Ben Williams's narration couldn't be more perfect for this tragicomic novel of Haiti. Williams perfectly inhabits the wry, observant, somewhat detached traveling spouse of an aid worker. Williams's talent is not just with the subtle inflections in English and Creole that give personality and heart to the colorful characters...His conversational delivery also enhances the listener's understanding of Haiti's confounding mix of politics and superstition." - AudioFile Magazine THE DARING, EAGERLY ANTICIPATED SECOND AUDIOBOOK BY THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD-NOMINATED AUTHOR OF FIELDWORK Mischa 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 Jérémie, where there are more coffin makers than restaurants, more 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 Sénateur 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.
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

"Ben Williams's narration couldn't be more perfect for this tragicomic novel of Haiti. Williams perfectly inhabits the wry, observant, somewhat detached traveling spouse of an aid worker. Williams's talent is not just with the subtle inflections in English and Creole that give personality and heart to the colorful characters...His conversational delivery also enhances the listener's understanding of Haiti's confounding mix of politics and superstition." - AudioFile Magazine THE DARING, EAGERLY ANTICIPATED SECOND AUDIOBOOK BY THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD-NOMINATED AUTHOR OF FIELDWORK Mischa 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 Jérémie, where there are more coffin makers than restaurants, more 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 Sénateur 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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Ben Williams

Length:

14h 14m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:35


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

11:47


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

26:06


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

30:29


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

15:05


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

22:03


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:48


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

24:01


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

10:53


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

19:31


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

21:29


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

26:03


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:22


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

18:20


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

19:35


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

08:55


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

17:24


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

14:55


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

29:55


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

29:03


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

20:58


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

18:47


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

20:53


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

16:29


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

16:17


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

24:20


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

27:35


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

11:16


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

08:04


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

17:30


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

17:41


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

24:12


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

09:08


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

23:53


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

12:50


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

18:25


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

12:34


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

12:29


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

21:03


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

14:44


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

23:07


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

15:45


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

27:41


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

14:44


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

30:45


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

17:09


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

15:17


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

00:48