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Breath, Eyes, Memory
Breath Eyes Memory
Author: Edwidge Danticat
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 ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780375705045
ISBN-10: 037570504X
Publication Date: 5/1998
Pages: 256
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.

3.6 stars, based on 255 ratings
Publisher: Vintage
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 5
Edwidge Danticat creates a cast of characters who epitomize the relationship, the connection, of mothers and daughters. This fast moving storyline takes the reader between Haiti and New York City and once again to Haiti for its dramatic conclusion. The author really captures the flavor of Haiti, its scenery, its people and the flavor of their lives. I love this book - it is truly beautifully written and I recommend it to everyone.
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Helpful Score: 3
At the age of twelve, Sopie Caco is sent from her village in Haiti to live with her mother, whom she hardly remembers, in New York City. There she discovers secrets about her mother, her birth and her family.

An Oprah Book Club selection, this is a story that is both disturbing and inspiring. It gave me a lot of insight as to the lives of the women of Haiti.
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Helpful Score: 2
Good writing. For example: "I come from a place where breath, eyes and memory are one, a place from which you carry your past like the hair on your head. Where women return to their children as butterflies or as tears in the eyes of the statues that their daughters pray to."
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Helpful Score: 1
Hmmm...this was an interesting story. Sad at parts. Not one I'd recommend - some parts were disturbing.
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youthful author with beautiful, lyrical account of life from native Haiti to New York at age 12 - strength of Haitian women in fictional account. Spiritual landscape vividly portrayed
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I am always interested in reading an Oprah's Book Club selection, and don't find much literature set in Haiti. This was worth reading - a vivid account of the life of several generations of strong Haitian characters.
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Great book. I was not able to put it down.
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I love about half of Oprah's picks. This is one of the good ones.

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