Pretenders: The Hellénus Cato Affair

byFernand HibbertTranslated byMatthew Robertshaw

December 22, 2018|
Pretenders: The Hellénus Cato Affair by Fernand Hibbert
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It is 1923. The location is Port-au-Prince, the scenic and sweltering capital of the Caribbean nation of Haiti. Although the country won its independence more than a century earlier, for the last eight years it has languished under the yoke of the U.S. Occupation. Like most of his compatriots, Hellénus Cato is a staunch opponent of the American intervention. The foreign administrators are proving no better than the local opportunists, the Pretenders who say one thing and mean another. Cato is growing more miserable with each passing day, despite the company of his lovely young wife, Céphise. When a dashing Cuban arrives in town promising him fantastic riches, Cato’s destiny is about to change drastically—but not necessarily for the better. Is this the chance he has been waiting for, or is this foreigner yet another Pretender?

The celebrated Haitian writer Fernand Hibbert was born in Miragoâne in 1873 and died in 1928. Hibbert studied in Paris before teaching history and French literature at Lycée Pétion in Port-au-Prince. He had a distinguished diplomatic career as Minister of Foreign Relations and later Minister Plenipotentiary to Cuba and was later Secret...
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Title:Pretenders: The Hellénus Cato Affair
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:122 pages, 8 X 5 X 0.29 in
Shipping dimensions:122 pages, 8 X 5 X 0.29 in
Published:December 22, 2018
Publisher:Matthew Robertshaw
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781928049500

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