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Dispatches #1

Jean Marsielle

Mcsweeney's Literary Arts Fund
An experienced fixer for journalists covering Haiti, Jean often finds himself on the subject side of stories. After his son was kidnapped and his house taken, Jean decided to move his family out of Port-au-Prince to the Dominican Republic. Jean tells us the story of this struggle to relocate, another change of country in his search for a better life.

Dispatches from individual lives, as they happen: Each short book originates in short confidences recorded by individuals during borrowed moments from their interesting lives. Set amidst some of our most pressing contemporary predicaments and edited by award-winning writers Peter Orner and Laura Lampton Scott, Dispatches captures some of the highs and lows of daily human endurance.