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Breath, eyes, memory

Danticat, Edwidge, 1969-

New York : Vintage Books, 1998.

234 p. ; 21 cm.

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.


Fiction  - JH & HSFiction - JH & HS

1 copy available at Paideia School


037570504X (pbk.) : $11.00 ($14.95 Can.)

LC Call No:

PS3554.A5815 B74 1998

Dewey Class No:

813/.54 21


Danticat, Edwidge, 1969-


Breath, eyes, memory / Edwidge Danticat.


2nd Vintage contemporaries ed.


New York : Vintage Books, 1998.


234 p. ; 21 cm.


Vintage contemporaries


"Oprah's book club"--Cover.


Haitian Americans--New York (State)--New York--Fiction.


Haitian Americans--Travel--Haiti--Fiction.


Women--New York (State)--New York--Fiction.

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