Breath, Eyes, Memory

Edwidge Danticat (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$16.00  $14.72
Publisher
Soho Press
Publish Date
February 24, 2015
Pages
288
Dimensions
5.5 X 8.2 X 0.8 inches | 0.55 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781616955021

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About the Author

Edwidge Danticat is the author of numerous books, including Brother, I'm Dying, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award and was a National Book Award finalist; Breath, Eyes, Memory, an Oprah Book Club selection; Krik? Krak!, a National Book Award finalist; The Dew Breaker, winner of the inaugural Story Prize; The Farming of Bones, which won an American Book Award for fiction in 1999; and Claire of the Sea Light. The recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, she has been published in The New Yorker, The New York Times, and elsewhere.

Reviews

Praise for Breath, Eyes, Memory

Oprah Book Club Selection

"Vibrant, magic . . . Danticat's elegant, intricate tale wraps readers into the haunting life of a young Haitian girl."
--The Boston Globe

"Danticat's calm clarity of vision takes on the resonance of folk art . . . Extraordinarily successful."
--The New York Times Book Review

"A novel that rewards the reader again and again with small but exquisite and unforgettable epiphanies."
--Washington Post Book World

"Written in prose as clear as a bell, magical as a butterfly, and resonant as drum talk . . . An impressive debut."
--Julia Alvarez, author of In the Time of the Butterflies

"Reading Edwidge Danticat's first novel, Breath, Eyes, Memory, for the first time in 2015 is a remarkable experience . . . It is clear in retrospect that this is a novel whose literary resonance has been profound, one that opened many doors for others--without it, would we have The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao?"
--Barnes and Noble Review

"Danticat has created a stirring tale of life in two worlds: the spirit-rich land of her ancestry, whose painful themes work their way through lives across generational lines, and her adopted country, the United States, where a young immigrant girl must negotiate cold, often hostile terrain, even as she spars with painful demons of her past."
--Emerge

"A distinctive new voice with a sensitive insight into Haitian culture distinguishes this graceful debut novel . . . In simple, lyrical prose enriched by an elegiac tone and piquant observations, [Danticat] makes Sophie's confusion and guilt, her difficult assimilation into American culture and her eventual emotional liberation palpably clear."
--Publishers Weekly