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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - gypsysmom - LibraryThing
This was a great book although the subject matter is not an easy one to discuss. My library book club group is discussing it on May 28, 2007 so it will be interesting to see what they think. We are ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jnwelch - LibraryThing
Ellie (mirrordrum) had recommended I read Breath, Eyes, Memory by Edwidge Danticat, after I'd enjoyed other Danticat books, and that was a good call. This apparently was her debut novel, set in Haiti ... Read full review