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“Half elegy, half musings on the good mysteries of

life, Vodou Saints is on the identical time an inspirational

story of classes realized from Haitians within the over

three many years that Dr. Arthur Fournier has labored

with them, each in Miami and in Haiti. These classes

span the early days of the AIDS epidemic in Miami,

the political turmoil of the Aristide years, the

earthquake that devastated Haiti in 2010 and most

just lately the outbreak of cholera. Via all these

experiences Haitians have taught Dr. Fournier a

worldview fairly totally different from his personal. Fournier

makes use of this adopted worldview not solely to cope with

tragedy in his personal life however to make sense out of the

seeming contradictions between science, philosophy

and theology in regards to the interface between Man

and the unknown. This can be a profound ebook that might

finest be in comparison with Albert Camus’ “The Plague””,

besides this story is actual! Constantly thought

upsetting and provoking – at occasions humbling and

even disturbing – this story is greater than a chronicle

of the disasters which have befallen this poor and

poorly understood nation or the resilience of its

individuals. It is also a narrative of Fournier’s personal journey

in direction of redemption and therapeutic. A quest to be not

solely a greater physician, but in addition a greater particular person – a

Vodou Saint.”