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The farming of bones : a novel

Author: Edwidge Danticat
Publisher: New York, NY : Soho Press, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A novel on a massacre of Haitian immigrants in the Dominican Republic of the 1930s. The protagonists are two Haitian lovers, a sugarcane cutter and a maid. Twenty thousand people died in a government-led campaign of ethnic cleansing. By the author of Breath, Eyes, Memory. The young Haitian National Book Award nominee tells an epic tale of the 1937 tragedy at the border between Haiti & the Dominican Republic. An  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Historical fiction
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Danticat, Edwidge, 1969-
Farming of bones.
New York, NY : Soho Press, c1998
(OCoLC)607032131
Named Person: Rafael Leónidas Trujillo Molina
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edwidge Danticat
ISBN: 1569471266 9781569471265 0140280499 9780140280494 9780613215220 0613215222 156947141X 9781569471418
OCLC Number: 38731998
Description: 312 p. ; 22 cm.
Responsibility: Edwidge Danticat.

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A novel on a massacre of Haitian immigrants in the Dominican Republic of the 1930s. The protagonists are two Haitian lovers, a sugarcane cutter and a maid. Twenty thousand people died in a government-led campaign of ethnic cleansing. By the author of Breath, Eyes, Memory. The young Haitian National Book Award nominee tells an epic tale of the 1937 tragedy at the border between Haiti & the Dominican Republic. An emotion-charged historical novel about the people of Haiti & the Dominican Republic in which Amabelle, an aging Haitian woman, recalls the the terrible massacre of 1937 & what happened to her & the man she loved. From the acclaimed author of "Krik? Krak!". 1937: On the Dominican side of the Haiti border, Amabelle, a maid to the young wife of an army colonel falls in love with sugarcane cutter Sebastien. She longs to become his wife and walk into their future. Instead, terror unfolds them. But the story does not end here: it begins.

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