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Brother, I'm Dying

by Edwidge Danticat

Brother, I'm Dying by Edwidge Danticat
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  • First Published:
    Sep 2007, 288 pages
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    Sep 2008, 288 pages

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From the author of Breath, Eyes, Memory and Krik? Krak!: A portrait of a daughter and niece’s fierce loyalty as she carves the lives of her loved ones in granite prose

Edwidge Danticat dedicated her breakout novel, 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 life.

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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