The Farming of Bones: A Novel

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The Farming of Bones: A Novel

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It is 1937 and Amabelle Désir, a young Haitian woman living in the Dominican Republic, has built herself a life as the servant and companion of the wife of a wealthy colonel. She and Sebastian, a cane worker, are deeply in love and plan to marry. But Amabelle's world collapses when a wave of genocidal violence, driven by Dominican dictator Rafael Trujillo, leads to the slaughter of Haitian workers. Amabelle and Sebastian are separated, and she desperately flees the tide of violence for a Haiti she barely remembers.

Publication Date

1998

Publisher

Soho Press

City

New York

State

NY

Disciplines

Arts and Humanities | Creative Writing | Fiction | History

The Farming of Bones: A Novel

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