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Breath, eyes, memory

Author: Edwidge Danticat
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1998, ©1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 2nd Vintage contemporaries edView all editions and formats
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At the age of twelve, Sophie Caco is sent from the impoverished village of Croix-des-Rosets to New York to be reunited with her mother she barely remembers. There she discovers secrets that no child should ever know and where she gains a legacy of shame that can only be healed when she returns to Haiti, to the woman who first reared her. What ensues is a passionate journey through a landscape charged with the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Belletristische Darstellung
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edwidge Danticat
ISBN: 037570504X 9780375705045
OCLC Number: 39180359
Description: 234 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Edwidge Danticat.

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At the age of twelve, Sophie Caco is sent from the impoverished village of Croix-des-Rosets to New York to be reunited with her mother she barely remembers. There she discovers secrets that no child should ever know and where she gains a legacy of shame that can only be healed when she returns to Haiti, to the woman 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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