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The th anniversary edition of Edwidge Danticats groundbreaking debut now an established classic--revised and with a new introduction by the author and including extensive bonus materialsAt the age of twelve Sophie Caco is sent from her impoverished Haitian village 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 Haitimdashto 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 her stunning literary debut Danticat evokes the wonder terror and heartache of her native Haitimdashand the enduring strength of Haitirsquos womenmdashwith vibrant imagery and narrative grace that bear witness to her peoplersquos suffering and courage.

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Edwidge Danticat

Edwidge Danticat was born in Haiti in 1969 and came to the United States when she was twelve years old. She graduated from Barnard College and received an M.F.A. from Brown University. She made an auspicious debut with her first novel, Breath, Eyes, Memory, and followed it with the story collection Krik? Krak!, whose National Book Award nomination made Danticat the youngest nominee ever. She lives in New York.

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