Brother, I'm Dying

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Sep 4, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 173 pages
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From the age of four, award-winning writer Edwidge Danticat came to think of her uncle Joseph as her “second father,” when she was placed in his care after her parents left Haiti for America. And so she was both elated and saddened when, at twelve, she joined her parents and youngest brothers in New York City. As Edwidge made a life in a new country, adjusting to being far away from so many who she loved, she and her family continued to fear for the safety of those still in Haiti as the political situation deteriorated.

 

In 2004, they entered into a terrifying tale of good people caught up in events beyond their control. Brother I'm Dying is an astonishing true-life epic, told on an intimate scale by one of our finest writers.

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

 

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User Review  - marandaray - LibraryThing

Great story. I really enjoyed the emotional roller-coaster of this families journey. It had an interesting way of retelling the tale this family. sometime the writing became awkward to read but it was never too overpowering that it brought the story down. Read full review

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User Review  - nmele - LibraryThing

I have been interested in reading Edwidge Danticat for some time but this is the first book of hers I actually read. Powerful writing, personal recollections of how Haitian history affected her family ... Read full review

Contents

HE IS MY BROTHER
3
the White Man Say?
43
Heartstrings Shoestrings
49
One Papa Happy One Papa Sad
97
12
112
Beating the Darkness
170
Limbo
193
No Creater Shame
206
Afllictions
231
Let the Stars Fall
237
Brother Ill See You Soon
244
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About the author (2007)

Edwidge Danticat is the author of numerous books, including Breath, Eyes, Memory; Krik? Krak!, a National Book Award finalist; The Farming of Bones, an American Book Award winner; and The Dew Breaker, a PEN/Faulkner Award finalist and winner of the first Story Prize. She lives in Miami with her husband and daughter.

Edwidge Danticat is available for lectures and readings. For information regarding her availability, please visit www.knopfspeakersbureau.com or call 212-572-2013.


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