A Sky the Color of Chaos: A Memoir

M.J. is the author of A Sky the Color of Chaos. (Order an autographed copy here!) A Sky the Color of Chaos chronicles M.J.’s childhood during the turbulent rise and fall of Haiti’s President-Priest, Jean-Bertrand Aristide – a time of nightly shootings, home invasions, robberies, and the burning of former regime members in neighborhood streets. During the late 1980s and 90s, from when M.J. was eight-years-old to eighteen, Haiti’s government changed forms eight times; the Haitian people endured fraudulent elections, three military coups, a crippling embargo, and a United Nations occupation. In A Sky the Color of Chaos the social and political upheaval merely serve as the background for…

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Acknowledgements (now that the hardest part is over!)

Yes, my memoir, A Sky the Color of Chaos (Beating Windward Press, 2015), is available for pre-order! The book chronicles my childhood during the turbulent rise and fall of Haiti’s President-Priest, Jean-Bertrand Aristide—a time of nightly shootings, home invasions, robberies, and the burning of former regime members in neighborhood streets. During the late 1980s and 90s, from when I was eight-years-old to 18, Haiti’s government changed forms eight times; the Haitian people endured fraudulent elections, three military coups, a crippling embargo, and a United Nations occupation. I want to thank Dan Wakefield, professor and friend nonpareil, and source of great support, great counsel, and encouragement. My gratitude to John Dufresne…

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Praise for A Sky the Color of Chaos

“M.J. Fievre’s powerful memoir A Sky The Color of Chaos is a vivid, lyric account of the perils of growing up in Haiti. It brings the headlines to the heart and leaves an indelible mark on the mind.” — Dan Wakefield, author of New York in the Fifties *** “The imagery in A Sky the Color of Chaos is spellbinding. This uncompromisingly honest story will break even those hearts carved out of stone. Unfathomable violence and brazen impunity, shattered innocence and sensuality, determination and defiance, death and self-discovery glide gracefully across the pages in polished prose. The narrative is soul-searing, compelling, necessary, unforgettable, and commands complete attention. This…

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Press Release: “A Sky the Color of Chaos”

Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: A Sky the Color of Chaos Humanizes the Headlines of Haiti’s Violent 1990s. Orlando, FL, September 12, 2015 – Beating Windward announces the publication of the memoir, A Sky the Color of Chaos by Haitian-American author M.J. Fievre. It is a 180-page memoir and will be published in December of 2015 (with limited copies available at the Miami Book Fair International). A Sky the Color of Chaos chronicles M.J.’s childhood during the turbulent rise and fall of Haiti’s President-Priest, Jean-Bertrand Aristide – a time of nightly shootings, home invasions, robberies, and the burning of former regime members in neighborhood streets. During the late 1980s…

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A Sky the Color of Chaos @ The Miami Book Fair

M.J. Fievre’s memoir, A Sky the Color of Chaos (Beating Windward, 2015) will be featured at the Miami Book Fair International. The book chronicles M.J.’s childhood during the turbulent rise and fall of Haiti’s President-Priest, Jean-Bertrand Aristide—a time of nightly shootings, home invasions, robberies, and the burning of former regime members in neighborhood streets. During the late 1980s and 90s, from when Fievre was eight-years-old to 18, Haiti’s government changed forms eight times; the Haitian people endured fraudulent elections, three military coups, a crippling embargo, and a United Nations occupation. On Saturday, November 21st, and Sunday, November 22, you have six (6) opportunities to meet MJ in connection…

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And, please, roll that R: M.J. Fievre on the Only in Miami Show

Yesterday, I was a guest on the Only in Miami Show, hosted by Grant Stern every Monday night, from 7 to 9pm, on 880am The Biz in the South Florida Market and on iTunes, Soundcloud, Stitcher, Tune-in Radio and iHeartRadio. The interview is available here. We discussed Haiti, and the release of my memoir, A Sky the Color of Chaos. As described on the website, “the Only in Miami Talk Radio Show is a two-hour entertainment oriented broadcast focused on current affairs and sports talk.” Do I look smitten? You bet! Grant is a delightful individual who makes a trip to Little Havana worthwhile. By the way, if you like Nicaraguan food, check out Yambo on…

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M.J. Fievre on the Marc Bernier Show

On Wednesday, I discussed the release of my memoir, A Sky the Color of Chaos, on The Marc Bernier Show. The show airs weekdays from 3-6 p.m. on 93.5FM/1150AM WNDB Daytona Beach, Florida. A recording of the show is now posted on Marc’s website. A Sky the Color of Chaos chronicles my childhood during the turbulent rise and fall of Haiti’s President-Priest, Jean-Bertrand Aristide – a time of nightly shootings, home invasions, robberies, and the burning of former regime members in neighborhood streets. During the late 1980s and 90s, from when I was eight-years-old to eighteen, Haiti’s government changed forms eight times; the Haitian people endured fraudulent elections, three military coups,…

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