Breath, Eyes, Memory

Breath, Eyes, Memory

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Random House, Inc.
At an astonishingly young age, Edwidge Danticat has become one of our most celebrated new novelists, a writer who evokes the wonder, terror, and heartache of her native Haiti--and the enduring strength of Haiti's women--with a vibrant imagery and narrative grace that bear witness to her people's suffering and courage.  

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

Baker & Taylor
Follows a young Haitian woman's conception by violence, abandoment as a young child, summons to America at the age of twelve, and difficult transition into New York's community of Haitian exiles. Reprint. 25,000 first printing. Tour.

Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1995
Edition: 1st Vintage contemporaries ed
ISBN: 9780679756613
Branch Call Number: FICTION DANTICAT
Characteristics: 234 p. ; 21 cm


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kwaterton Jan 24, 2017

This is one of my favorite books and authors. This book holds some great knowledge about healing, generational ties, the immigrant experience and the lived experience of women. A must read.

Jan 18, 2014

This novel was written beautifully & very hard to put down. The characters felt so real that I even cried while reading a couple of chapters. Highly recommend this book!

Sep 13, 2013

I thought the book was lovely; the characters seemed very real. I read it for my bookclub and highly recommend it.

bvasquez34 Jun 11, 2013

Really enjoyed reading this book. It was hard to put it down. I finished it in a few days.

sabita9 Jul 10, 2012

Oprah Winfrey collection. This cultural book depicts the life of a woman in search of her true self and the obstacles she endure to get there.

Feb 26, 2011

Very beautiful story, very moving. I could not put it down. I love the way she wrote.

Nov 08, 2007

Oprah's book club.


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