Book Cover Image of Waiting for the Waters to Rise by Maryse Conde

Waiting for the Waters to Rise
by Maryse Conde

Publication Date: Aug 05, 2021
List Price: $16.99
Format: Paperback, 368 pages
Classification: Fiction
ISBN13: 9781642860733
Imprint: World Editions
Publisher: World Editions
Parent Company: World Editions
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Paperback Description:

Richard Philcox (Translator)

Babakar is a doctor living alone, with only the memories of his childhood in Mali. In his dreams, he receives visits from his blue-eyed mother and his ex-lover Azelia, both now gone, as are the hopes and aspirations he’s carried with him since his arrival in Guadeloupe. Until, one day, the child Ana’s comes into his life, forcing him to abandon his solitude. Ana s’s Haitian mother died in childbirth, leaving her daughter destitute—now Babakar is all she has, and he wants to offer this little girl a future. Together they fly to Haiti, a beautiful, mysterious island plagued by violence, government corruption, and rebellion. Once there, Babakar and his two friends, the Haitian Movar and the Palestinian Fouad, three different identities looking for a more compassionate world, begin a desperate search for Ana s’s family.