The Dew Breaker by Edwidge Danticat

The Dew Breaker

byEdwidge Danticat

Kobo ebook | December 18, 2007

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We meet him late in life: a quiet man, a good father and husband, a fixture in his Brooklyn neighborhood, a landlord and barber with a terrifying scar across his face. As the book unfolds, moving seamlessly between Haiti in the 1960s and New York City today, we enter the lives of those around him, and learn that he has also kept a vital, dangerous secret. Edwidge Danticat’s brilliant exploration of the “dew breaker”--or torturer--s an unforgettable story of love, remorse, and hope; of personal and political rebellions; and of the compromises we make to move beyond the most intimate brushes with history. It firmly establishes her as one of America’s most essential writers.

BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Edwidge Danticat's Claire of the Sea Light.

Edwidge Danticat was born in Haiti in 1969 and came to America at age twelve to live with her parents in Brooklyn. She studied French literature at Barnard College and received her M.F.A. from Brown University. Her work has achieved both popular and critical acclaim. Breath, Eyes, Memory (1994), her first novel and master's thesis, gar...
Title:The Dew BreakerFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:December 18, 2007Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0307428397

ISBN - 13:9780307428394


Rated 5 out of 5 by from one of my favourite writers!!! I recently read Create Dangerously by Edwidge Danticat and was blown away, decided to explore more of her writing, and the Dew Breaker did not disappoint! so uniquely written, she writes so beautifully and really paints a picture for you. huge fan of her, definitely going to explore more titles by her!
Date published: 2018-03-19