Breath, Eyes, Memory by Edwidge Danticat audiobook

Breath, Eyes, Memory

By Edwidge Danticat
Read by Robin Miles

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6.13 Hours Unabridged
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    ISBN: 9781501974540

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.

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Summary

Summary

An Oprah’s Book Club Selection

O Magazine Pick of 25 Books Every Woman Should Read in Her Lifetime

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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Vibrant, magic…wraps readers into the haunting life of a young Haitian girl.” Boston Globe
“Danticat’s calm clarity of vision takes on the resonance of folk art…Extraordinarily successful.” New York Times Book Review
“This jaw-droppingly gorgeous novel of a Haitian girl’s reunion with her mother in New York City, and then her return to Haiti, is filled with poetic details about Danticat’s home country—Haiti—that reveal the writer’s love and ambivalence about the place. Her protagonist, Sophie, hails from a family ‘with dirt under our fingernails,’ people so strong they ‘carry the sky on their heads.’” O, The Oprah Magazine

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Author Bio: Edwidge Danticat

Author Bio: Edwidge Danticat

Edwidge Danticat is the author of numerous books, including Brother, I’m Dying, a National Book Critics Circle Award and National Book Award finalist; Breath, Eyes, Memory, an Oprah Book Club selection; Krik? Krak!, a National Book Award finalist; The Farming of Bones, an American Book Award winner; and The Dew Breaker, a PEN/Faulkner Award finalist and winner of the inaugural Story Prize. The recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, she has been published in the New Yorker, the New York Times, and elsewhere. She lives in Miami.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 6.13
Audience: Adult
Language: English