Breath, Eyes, Memory

Title

Breath, Eyes, Memory

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Document Type

Book

Description

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.

Publication Date

1994

Publisher

Vintage Books

City

New York

State

NY

Disciplines

Arts and Humanities | Creative Writing | Fiction | History

Breath, Eyes, Memory

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