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.
Danticat, Edwidge, 1969-
Breath, eyes, memory
New York : Soho Press, c1994.
234 p. ;,21 cm.
Second Vintage Contemporaries Ed., 1998.
Accelerated Reader AR 46 10080
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Accelerated Reader AR UG 4.6 8.0 Quiz: 25937.
Women New York (State) New York Fiction.
Haitian Americans Travel Haiti Fiction.
Haitian Americans New York (State) New York Fiction.