Hadriana in All My Dreams by Rene Depestre
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Hadriana in All My Dreams by Rene Depestre

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Set during Carnival in Haiti 1938, a young and beautiful woman named Hadriana drinks a mysterious potion on her wedding day and collapses at the altar. She is buried and later resurrected by an evil sorcerer and, as a zombie, enters the collective memory of her town of Jacmel. Hadriana's conversion serves as the inciting incident into an exploration of the strange and esoteric on the island, where Voodoo and Catholicism keep a symbiotic relationship, young women turn into zombies, young men turn into lascivious butterflies and nothing is quite what it seems.

Hadriana in All my Dreams is a frolic through mystery and eroticism that reveals vital truths about the nature of humanity.