A Slippery Land
Rick Conti, author
Poverty was the only life Fania knew with her family in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, but she was happy and her days were peaceful. All that changed in less than a minute on a January afternoon in 2010 when a horrific earthquake hit, uprooting her entire world. The quake propels Fania on a five year odyssey from an oppressive orphanage to life as a squatter in La Saline, one of Haiti's most desperate slums. A feisty and resilient old widow helps Fania, teaching her the skills she needs to survive in the slum in the face of overwhelming adversity. Will it be enough?