Breath, Eyes, Memory

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Soho, 1994 - Fiction - 234 pages
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"I love you", the stranger announces. "More than the sky loves its stars". And her mother does, but there are memories from Haiti secreted away that torture both young Sophie and her estranged insomniac mother. This award-winning 24-year-old Haitian American's evocative novel explores the bonds joining four generations of women.

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Wonderful, honest writing. - Goodreads
I also thought the ending was horrific. - Goodreads
Stunning story and prose. - Goodreads
... this book was hard to read in that is very sad. - Goodreads
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Loved the character development in this one. - Goodreads

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Unusual story about the way people live in still undeveloped countries, and the pride in owning a piece of the earth. Read full review

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User Review  - Rachel Kowal - Goodreads

My second time reading this. First for school, now for work. This is probably one of the most beautiful books we at Soho have published. And yes, a heavy one, too, but heavy with its head held high. Read full review


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About the author (1994)

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, garnered Danticat a Granta Regional Award for Best Young American Novelist and was chosen as an Oprah Book Club selection, a singular honor. Her collection of short stories Krik? Krak! (1995) was nominated for the National Book Award. Along with awards for fiction from Seventeen and Essence and the 1995 Pushcart Short Story Prize, Danticat was chosen by Harper's Bazaar as "one of 20 people in their twenties who will make a difference," and by the New York Times Magazine as one of "30 Under 30" people to watch. Her second novel, The Farming of Bones (1998), concerns a massacre in Haiti in 1937.

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