Juliana Lamy You Were Watching from the Sand

About the author:

Juliana Lamy is a Haitian fiction writer from South Florida. While completing her bachelor’s degree in history and literature at Harvard University, she was the recipient of the university’s Le Baron Russell Briggs Prize for Undergraduate Fiction, as well as the Gordon Parks Foundation Essay Prize for Nonfiction. She received her MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop.

About the book:

Playful, kinetic, and devastating in turn, You Were Watching from the Sand is a story collection in which Haitian men, women, and children who find their lives cleaved by interminably strange events bite back with their own oddities. Written in a mixture of high lyricism, absurdist comedy, and Haitian cultural witticisms, this is a collection whose dynamism matches that of its characters at every turn.