The Resource Peacekeeping, Mischa Berlinski

Peacekeeping, Mischa Berlinski

Label
Peacekeeping
Title
Peacekeeping
Statement of responsibility
Mischa Berlinski
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Hilary Mantel called Fieldwork "a quirky, often brilliant debut, bounced along by limitless energy, its wry tone not detracting from its thoughtfulness." Stephen King said it was "a story that cooks like a mother." Now Mischa Berlinski returns with his second novel, Peacekeeping, an equally enthralling story of love, politics, and death in the world's most intriguing country. 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. 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 we neither understand nor control--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"--
  • "A UN policeman in Haiti gets caught up in a web of corruption"--
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1973-
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Berlinski, Mischa
Index
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Literary form
fiction
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  • Police
  • Corruption
Label
Peacekeeping, Mischa Berlinski
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn908176233
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
372 pages
Isbn
9780374230449
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015034511
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustration
System control number
(OCoLC)908176233
Label
Peacekeeping, Mischa Berlinski
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn908176233
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
372 pages
Isbn
9780374230449
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015034511
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustration
System control number
(OCoLC)908176233

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