What We’re Reading in November!


We are thrilled to announce our November Book Club selection, Mouths Don’t Speak by Katia D. Ulysse (Akashic Books, January 2018)!

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 daughter as he fights his own battles with acute PTSD. Horrified and guilt-ridden, Jacqueline returns to Haiti in search of the proverbial “closure.” 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.

Amina Gautier, author of The Loss of All Lost Things, writes, “With the force of an earthquake and with unrelenting prose, Katia D. Ulysse explores the pain of long-buried secrets, shakes them loose from their foundations, and deftly probes the lives of the families crippled by their aftermath.”

Subscribe to the Rumpus Book Club by October 20 to join us in reading Mouths Don’t Speak, culminating in an exclusive online discussion with Katia D. Ulysse about the book!

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