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Devil Makes Three: A Novel

By Ben Fountain

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$31.99
ISBN: 9781250776518
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Published: Flatiron Books - September 26th, 2023

The fraught political history of contemporary Haiti is the subject of Ben Fountain’s exhilarating second novel, Devil Makes Three. Fountain delves into the societal problems that plague post-Aristide Haiti through the conflicted private lives of his carefully drawn characters—citizens of the island nation, US expats, and ostensible American aid workers. The narrative is propelled by an exciting plot involving the race to find a sunken Spanish galleon (perhaps one of Columbus’s) and Washington’s machinations in Haitian politics. But it is Fountain’s descriptive power in unspooling the perceptions and motivations of his characters that elevates this novel from compelling suspense to a fascinating psychological study as his actors struggle to identify their place in modern-day Haiti. A rich, immersive, and unforgettable novel.


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Devil Makes Three: A Novel By Ben Fountain Cover Image
$31.99
ISBN: 9781250776518
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Flatiron Books - September 26th, 2023

The fraught political history of contemporary Haiti is the subject of Ben Fountain’s exhilarating second novel, Devil Makes Three. Fountain delves into the societal problems that plague post-Aristide Haiti through the conflicted private lives of his carefully drawn characters—citizens of the island nation, US expats, and ostensible American aid workers. The narrative is propelled by an exciting plot involving the race to find a sunken Spanish galleon (perhaps one of Columbus’s) and Washington’s machinations in Haitian politics. But it is Fountain’s descriptive power in unspooling the perceptions and motivations of his characters that elevates this novel from compelling suspense to a fascinating psychological study as his actors struggle to identify their place in modern-day Haiti. A rich, immersive, and unforgettable novel.


The fraught political history of contemporary Haiti is the subject of Ben Fountain’s exhilarating second novel, Devil Makes Three. Fountain delves into the societal problems that plague post-Aristide Haiti through the conflicted private lives of his carefully drawn characters—citizens of the island nation, US expats, and ostensible American aid workers. The narrative is propelled by an exciting plot involving the race to find a sunken Spanish galleon (perhaps one of Columbus’s) and Washington’s machinations in Haitian politics. But it is Fountain’s descriptive power in unspooling the perceptions and motivations of his characters that elevates this novel from compelling suspense to a fascinating psychological study as his actors struggle to identify their place in modern-day Haiti. A rich, immersive, and unforgettable novel.

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