On the sun-drenched island of Haiti in the 1970s, under the
shadow of Baby Doc" Duvalier's notorious regime, locals eke out an
existence as servants, bartenders and panderers to the white elite.
Fanfan, Charlie, and Legba, aware of the draw of their adolescent,
black bodies, seduce rich, middle-aged white tourists looking for
respite from their colourless jobs and marriages.
These relationships" mirror the power struggle inherent in all
transactions in Port-au-Prince's seedy back streets. Heading South
takes us into the world of artists, rappers, Voodoo priests, hotel
owners, uptight Parisian journalists and partner-swapping Haitian
lovers, all desperately trying to balance happiness with
Made into an award-winning film starring Charlotte Rampling, this
provocative novel, translated for the first time into English,
explores the lines between sexual liberation and exploitation,
artistic freedom and appropriation, independence and