The Dew Breaker (Google eBook)

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Dec 18, 2007 - Fiction - 256 pages
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We meet him late in life: a quiet man, a good father and husband, a fixture in his Brooklyn neighborhood, a landlord and barber with a terrifying scar across his face. As the book unfolds, moving seamlessly between Haiti in the 1960s and New York City today, we enter the lives of those around him, and learn that he has also kept a vital, dangerous secret. Edwidge Danticat’s brilliant exploration of the “dew breaker”--or torturer--s an unforgettable story of love, remorse, and hope; of personal and political rebellions; and of the compromises we make to move beyond the most intimate brushes with history. It firmly establishes her as one of America’s most essential writers.

BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Edwidge Danticat's Claire of the Sea Light.
  

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Great writing, excellent storytelling. - Goodreads
Also (and i think therefore) the ending was abrupt. - Goodreads
Loved the characterization. - Goodreads
... not enough character development. - Goodreads
Edwidge Danticat is a wonderful writer. - Goodreads
It's a mystery of sorts with strong female character. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Paige - Goodreads

A girl name Ka and her father were going on a trip. Ka makes a wooden statue of her father. Ka and her father are on a trip to show the statue to someone who would like to buy it. The statue is a ... Read full review

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User Review  - Andy Love - Goodreads

This gem came to me on recommendation from a fellow literature instructor over the summer. Danticat's ability to weave together separate characters' stories (each of which could stand as its own short ... Read full review

Contents

The Book of the Dead
3
Seven
53
The Book of Miracles
69
NightTaIkers
121
Monkey Tails
139
The Fnneml Singer
165
Copyright

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About the author (2007)

Edwidge Danticat was born in Haiti and moved to the United States when she was twelve. She is the author of several books, including Breath, Eyes, Memory, an Oprah Book Club selection; Krik? Krak!, a National Book Award finalist; and The Farming of the Bones, an American Book Award winner. She is also the editor of The Butterfly’s Way: Voices from the Haitian Dyaspora in the United States and The Beacon Best of 2000: Great Writing by Men and Women of All Colors and Cultures.


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