Mouths Don't Speak

Katia D. Ulysse's novel follows a woman looking for her parents, dead or alive, in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake.

Katia D. Ulysse

No one was prepared for the massive earthquake that struck Haiti in 2010, taking over a quarter-million lives, and leaving millions of others homeless. 3,000 miles away, Jacqueline Florestant mourns the presumed death of her parents, while her husband, a former US Marine and combat veteran, cares for their three-year-old daughter as he fights his own battles with acute PTSD.

Horrified and guilt-ridden, Jacqueline returns to Haiti in search of the proverbial "closure." Unfortunately, the Haiti she left as a child 25 years earlier has disappeared. 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. (From Akashic)