Leger deftly sketches his country s postcolonial struggles as well as its faith, resilience, and promise. The New York Times Book Review
In thirty-five seconds, more than 200,000 people on the island of Haiti are killed and 1.3 million are left homeless. An earthquake has struck, ravaging a land that is plagued by poverty and poor infrastructure. Yet the amazing characters in God Loves Haiti are never simply victims.
At the heart of the novel are the connected but divergent fates of its President, his wife, and her lover. The world has fallen down around them, laying bare remorse, pain, isolation, and unalloyed grief now devastatingly realized, and irrevocably altering all their lives.
Anchoring this poignant and constantly surprising story is an affectionate portrait of Haiti, in all its complexity its proud past as the first nation established by a successful slave revolt, its entangled politics with France and the United States, and its efforts to rise from the ruins to build anew.
A luminous debut. . . . Leger writes beautifully and with an immense humanity. A standout novel. Junot Diaz"e;