Ottawa's Festival of Ideas Since 1997

Pay what you can for this event

Thank you for your interest in our programming! If you are able to make a donation it would be greatly appreciated. Tax receipts will be provided for donations of $20 or more. We hope you enjoy this event!
$5
$10
$20
$50
Other Amount:


Podcast Episode 17
12:00pm

What Storm, What Thunder

with Myriam J.A. Chancy
Hosted by CBC’s Adrian Harewood

What Storm, What Thunder

with Myriam J.A. Chancy
Hosted by CBC’s Adrian Harewood
15
Friday
Oct
12:00pm
Myriam J. A. Chancy - Photo by N. Affonso

CBC’s Adrian Harewood sits down with Myriam J.A. Chancy to discuss her acclaimed new novel on the 2010 Haiti earthquake, What Storm, What Thunder.  

 

At the end of a long, sweltering day, as markets and businesses begin to close for the evening, an earthquake of 7.0 magnitude shakes the capital of Haiti, Port-au-Prince. 

 

Award-winning author Myriam J. A. Chancy masterfully charts the inner lives of the characters affected by the disaster–Richard, an expat and wealthy water-bottling executive with a secret daughter; the daughter, Anne, an architect who drafts affordable housing structures for a global NGO; a small-time drug trafficker, Leopold, who pines for a beautiful call girl; Sonia and her business partner, Dieudonné, who are followed by a man they believe is the vodou spirit of death; Didier, an emigrant musician who drives a taxi in Boston; Sara, a mother haunted by the ghosts of her children in an IDP camp; her husband, Olivier, an accountant forced to abandon the wife he loves; their son, Jonas, who haunts them both; and Ma Lou, the old woman selling produce in the market who remembers them all. Artfully weaving together these lives, this gripping story gives witness to the desolation wreaked by nature and by man. 

 

Books are available from our friends at Perfect Books.

 

The Ottawa International Writers Festival is supported by generous individuals like you. Please consider subscribing to our newsletter and making a donation to support our programming and children’s literacy initiatives.

Join Wait List

What Storm, What Thunder

Notify me if new tickets come available for this event

Number of tickets:
RSVP

What Storm, What Thunder

Please RSVP to help us gauge interest in our programming and be reminded when this event premiers