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Everything  Turns  Invisible

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Everything Turns Invisible


Never the Hope Itself

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Everything Turns Invisible

"The comic novel has fallen out of fashion, as has comedy, and yet our inflated cultural sense of self is still in need of the kind of old-fashioned puncturing Gerry Hadden offers up in Everything Turns Invisible." - Kyle Minor, author of Praying Drunk

Never the Hope Itself

“I loved Never the Hope Itself. Most radio listeners don’t appreciate what a foreign correspondent must endure. I do—that’s why I’ve never been one. You’re a superb writer and I hope you have many more books in you.”- Bob Edwards, host, the Bob Edwards Show, former host, NPR’s Morning Edition

“Exciting, heart-wrenching dispatches. Grim, sobering tales fashioned by a terrific writer brave enough to unearth the real story.” –Kirkus Reviews

“Offbeat, gripping….It’s the rare journalist who shows such a mystical bent, but Hadden’s quirks and openness give his book a rare charm.” –Publishers Weekly

“One hell of a ghost story. Hadden’s accounts of unexplainable sounds, visions and moving objects are vivid and chillingly plausible. The book just might make you believe in phantoms. But Hadden’s mischievous Mexican spirits also serve as a metaphor for his haunted journeys across the globe.” –Dan White, author of The Cactus Eaters

“In correspondent Gerry Hadden’s existential searches through Latin America, Haiti, Mexico City, and material for the daily deadline, he delivers the highs and lows of stories that recall Graham Greene. And like Greene, finds he is himself at the heart of the matter.” –Jacki Lyden, Contributing Host & Correspondent, NPR News; author of Daughter of the Queen of Sheba

“Radio news won’t be the same again. Suddenly, the voice has a face, and it’s unforgettable….Never the Hope Itself is a welcome antidote to the bullshit of the bullets-and-balls memoirs oozing out of so many journalists these days.” –Rory Nugent, author of Down at the Docks

“Gerry Hadden tells a strange, intimate tale of migrants and ghosts, of lost Guatemalans and Haitian witch doctors, of love in lands in tumult. Read it and you’ll know why `foreign correspondent’ is the coolest damn job in the world.” –Sam Quinones, author of Antonio’s Gun and Delfino’s Dream

“Hadden’s beat took him to some of the world’s most dangerous environments and embedded him among its most deprived cultures…A superb communicator and stalwart reporter, Hadden brings personal compassion and professional craft to this shining insider’s glimpse at the people and events that shape the news.” –Booklist

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"Great book about awesome treehouses. Will make you feel like a kid again—and will inspire you to build one of your own someday! Great combo of author Hadden and craftsman Nelson." - George R. Wolfe, Goodreads

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Gerry Hadden is a journalist and the author of the critically-acclaimed NPR memoir, Never the Hope Itself: Love and Ghosts in Latin America and Haiti (Harper Perennial, 2011). He was born in New York City and went to Colby College in Maine, where he studied German language and literature. He went on to become a public radio reporter in Seattle, then covered Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean for National Public Radio. From there he and his partner ended up in Barcelona, where they are raising their three kids. For ten years Hadden was the Europe Correspondent for PRI's The World, (WGBH Boston public radio). He now makes documentary films. Everything Turns Invisible is his first novel.

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Everything Turns Invisible by Gerry Hadden

Everything Turns Invisible

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