Brother, I'm Dying

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Sep 4, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 288 pages
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Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Autobiography
A National Book Award Finalist
A New York Times Notable Book
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.

 

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User Review  - laytonwoman3rd - LibraryThing

A difficult and disturbing memoir of life in Haiti through many tumultuous times. Danticat, who spent much of her childhood in the care of her Aunt and Uncle in Haiti after her parents left for ... Read full review

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User Review  - porch_reader - LibraryThing

I love Edwidge Danticat's fiction. She writes beautifully about difficult situations in her home country of Haiti and in the Haitian diaspora. But my favorite of her books is [Brother, I'm Dying], a ... 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 Claire of the Sea Light, a New York Times notable book; Brother, I'm Dying, a National Book Critics Circle Award winner and National Book Award finalist; Breath, Eyes, Memory, an Oprah Book Club selection; 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 inaugural Story Prize. The recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, she has been published in The New YorkerThe New York Times, and elsewhere. She lives in Miami.

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