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The Farming of Bones

A Novel
Danticat, Edwidge (Book - 1998 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
The Farming of Bones
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Authors: Danticat, Edwidge, 1969-
Title: The farming of bones
a novel
Publisher: New York : Soho Press, c1998.
Characteristics: 312 p. ;,22 cm.
Local Note: Accelerated Reader AR 60 10130
ISBN: 0965064786
9780965064781
0140280499
9780140280494
1569471266
9781569471265
Statement of Responsibility: Edwidge Danticat
Study Program: Accelerated Reader AR UG 6.0 13.0 Quiz: 79171.
Subject Headings: Haiti Fiction. Dominican Republic Fiction. Massacres Fiction. Plantation life Fiction. Women household employees Fiction Genocide Dominican Republic Fiction. Haitians Dominican Republic Fiction. Refugees Dominican Republic Fiction. Dominican-Haitian Conflict, 1937 Fiction. Trujillo Molina, Rafael Leónidas, 1891-1961 Fiction.
Genre/Form: Historical fiction.
Historical fiction.
Topical Term: Massacres
Plantation life
Women household employees
Genocide
Haitians
Refugees
Dominican-Haitian Conflict, 1937
LCCN: 98003655
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Jul 18, 2014
  • lukasevansherman rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I picked this up after reading Julia Alvarez's excellent "In the Time of the Butterflies," which is about life in the Dominican Republic under the brutal (and quietly U.S.-supported) Rafael Trujillo. Danticant Is a Haitian author and this story is set during the Trujillo ordered massacre of 1,000s of Haitians, often called the "Parsley" Massacre. Also, see "Feast of the Goat" and "The Autumn of the Patriarch."

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