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Brother, I'm dying

Author: Edwidge Danticat
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Danticat came to think of her uncle Joseph, a charismatic pastor, as her "second father" when she was placed in his care at age four when her parents left Haiti for America. So she experiences a jumble of emotions when, at twelve, she joins her parents in New York City, whom she struggles to remember--she has left behind Joseph and the only home she's ever known. The story of a new life in a new country while  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Danticat, Edwidge, 1969-
Brother, I'm dying.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2007
(OCoLC)607875292
Online version:
Danticat, Edwidge, 1969-
Brother, I'm dying.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2007
(OCoLC)608167611
Named Person: Edwidge Danticat; Edwidge Danticat
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Edwidge Danticat
ISBN: 9781400041152 1400041155
OCLC Number: 85783238
Awards: National Book Award Finalist, Nonfiction, 2007
Description: x, 272 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. He is my brother --
Have you enjoyed your life? --
Brother, I'm dying --
What did the white man say? --
Heartstrings, shoestrings --
We're all dying --
Good-bye --
Giving birth --
The return --
One papa happy, one papa sad --
Gypsy --
pt. 2. For adversity --
Brother, I can speak --
The angel of death and Father God --
You're not a policeman --
Brother, I leave you with a heavy heart --
Beating the darkness --
Hell --
Limbo --
No greater shame --
Alien 27041999 --
Tomorrow --
Afflictions --
Let the stars fall --
Brother, I'll see you soon --
Transition.
Responsibility: Edwidge Danticat.
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Danticat came to think of her uncle Joseph, a charismatic pastor, as her "second father" when she was placed in his care at age four when her parents left Haiti for America. So she experiences a jumble of emotions when, at twelve, she joins her parents in New York City, whom she struggles to remember--she has left behind Joseph and the only home she's ever known. The story of a new life in a new country while fearing for those still in Haiti soon becomes a terrifying tale of good people caught up in events beyond their control. In 2004, his life threatened by a gang, the frail, 81-year-old Joseph makes his way to Miami, where he thinks he will be safe. Instead, he is detained by the Department of Homeland Security, brutally imprisoned, and dead within days. It was a story that made headlines around the world.--From publisher description.

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