Edwidge Danticat dedicated her
Breath, Eyes, Memory, to "the brave women
of Haiti," whom she honored by transforming her own
childhood, in which she was raised by her aunt while
her parents made a new life in New York, into a
haunting novel that ranges from the supernatural to
the political. Brother, I'm Dying takes that
same raw material, the childhood of a girl separated
from her parents for eight years, and does something
very different. This is a memoir, deeply scored with
harsh facts, and it is about the beloved men in her
On the same day that she learns she is pregnant, Danticat learns that her father, Mira, is dying of pulmonary fibrosis. He lives long enough to hold her daughter, but he also lives ...
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