Breath, Eyes, Memory (Paperback)

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Edwidge Danticat was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, in 1969. Her parents emigrated to New York when she was a small child, while she and her brother remained in Haiti, where they were raised by an aunt and uncle. At the age of twelve she moved to Brooklyn to be with her parents.

Danticat began writing as a teenager, and her essays and stories have appeared in many periodicals. She received a degree in French literature from Barnard College and an MFA in writing from Brown University. At Brown she completed work onBreath, Eyes, Memory, which she had begun as an undergraduate, and the novel was published in 1994. After finishing her master's degree, Danticat worked in Clinica Estetico, the production office of film director Jonathan Demme, who has a consuming interest in Haiti. She read and wrote scripts and continues to monitor and occasionally protest American policy in Haiti. In late 1994, Danticat returned to Haiti for the first time in thirteen years, to see President Aristide restored to power.

Danticat is the recipient of a James Michener Fellowship and awards from Seventeen magazine and fromEssence. She is also the author of a collection of Haitian stories, Krik? Krak!, which was a National Book Award finalist, and the novel,The Farming of Bones (1998). She lives in New York City.
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.


ISBN 9780375705045
Genre FICTION / Literary
Format Paperback
Pages 234
Publisher Date 1998-05-01 00:00:00.0
Publisher Vintage Books
Copyright Year 1994
Height 8.25 in
Wdth 5.25 in
Thickness 0.75 in
Unit weight 0.45 lb
Language English
Series Name Oprah's Book Club
Edition Detail Reprint
Audience General/trade
Authors Danticat, Edwidge
Country of Origin United States

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