Winner of the 2010 Blue Metropolis Literary Grand Prix!
“Beguiling and lyrical . . . Laferrière is a master of the vivid image.” —Publishers Weekly
“Laferrière’s prose is limpid, quiet and simple as the sun-beaten streets it describes.”—Globe and Mail
“There are many different voices featured in Heading South, starting with Fafan, a young Haitian boy with a particular knack for understanding (and often seducing) women. The narrative then switches. At different points we met Brenda and Ellen, visitors to Port-au-Prince, as well as many others characters who balance their happiness with their need to survive.”—Fast Forward Weekly
"As hypnotic and seductive as their fevered human landscape, these narratives cast a disarming spell as they expose the sexual wagers that mark a daily struggle for survival. A potent and irresistible blend of masculine sensuality and social criticism. Beware Dany Laferriere: his words will bewitch you."—Nancy Lee, author of Dead Girls
“Dany Laferriere is that very rare writer who can make you laugh out loud and also make your soul ache. His work is smart, edgy, and extremely sexy. Heading South is all of these things and more. English language readers who first came across these characters via the internationally acclaimed film only saw the tip of the iceberg. This book is not only icing on the cake, but is a crucial, essential read."—Edwidge Danticat, author of Brother, I'm Dying