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 - Chez Hilroy - Goodreads
At times uniquely personal, at times broad, historical, and mythic, but always compelling, Danticat really hits a homerun on her first try. When I picked Breath, Eyes, and Memory up I had no idea what ... Read full review
Review: Breath, Eyes, MemoryUser Review - Celine Angela - Goodreads
One of the main reasons I was attracted to reading this book was the cultural roots and the importance of family. Overall, this was a lovely book. It is not written in a fancy out-of-this-world ... Read full review