Breath, Eyes, Memory
Contributor(s): Danticat, Edwidge (Author)
ISBN: 1616955023 EAN: 9781616955021
Publisher: Soho Press
US SRP: $16.00 US
Binding: Paperback: 272 pages
Pub Date: February 24, 2015
Annotation: At the age of twelve, Sophie Caco is sent from her impoverished Haitian village 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 her stunning literary debut, Danticat evokes the wonder, terror, and heartache of her native Haiti and the enduring strength of Haiti’s women—with vibrant imagery and narrative grace that bear witness to her people’s suffering and courage.
- Fiction | Literary
- Fiction | Family Life
- Fiction | Cultural Heritage
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