Breath, Eyes, Memory, Volume 16
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.
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Review: Breath, Eyes, MemoryUser Review - Jordan - Goodreads
Edwidge Danticat creates a story that I found engaging. I'll admit, there were times that I felt a little uncomfortable reading this book, but that was because it was real and sometimes disturbing ... Read full review
Review: Breath, Eyes, MemoryUser Review - Mary - Goodreads
Brilliant! Read full review