Breath, Eyes, Memory: A Novel

May 18, 1998|
Breath, Eyes, Memory: A Novel by EDWIDGE DANTICAT
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At an astonishingly young age, Edwidge Danticat has become one of our most celebrated new novelists, a writer who evokes the wonder, terror, and heartache of her native Haiti--and the enduring strength of Haiti''s women--with a vibrant imagery and narrative grace that bear witness to her people''s suffering and courage.  

At the age of twelve, Sophie Caco is sent from her impoverished village of Croix-des-Rosets to New York, to be reunited with a mother she barely remembers. There she discovers secrets that no child should ever know, and a legacy of shame that can be healed only when she returns to Haiti--to the women who first reared her. What ensues is a passionate journey through a landscape charged with the supernatural and scarred by political violence, in a novel that bears witness to the traditions, suffering, and wisdom of an entire people.
Edwidge Danticat was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, in 1969. Her parents emigrated to New York when she was a small child, while she and her brother remained in Haiti, where they were raised by an aunt and uncle. At the age of twelve she moved to Brooklyn to be with her parents.Danticat began writing as a teenager, and her essays and s...
Title:Breath, Eyes, Memory: A Novel
Product dimensions:256 pages, 8.02 X 5.15 X 0.55 in
Shipping dimensions:256 pages, 8.02 X 5.15 X 0.55 in
Published:May 18, 1998
Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780375705045

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