Each of us has defining moments, experiences that alter our lives forever. But what happens when these moments occur against our wills when our fates are vulnerable, even powerless, to the forces of nature, violence, political and social injustice?
Edwidge Danticat explores these transformative events in her new book of fiction, a work of connected stories, titled for a child character named Claire Limyè LanmèClaire of the Sea Light. Like Danticat's previous works (including Breath, Eyes, Memory and Brother, I'm Dying), this book has its foundation in her native Haiti, where she was born in 1969 and lived until the age of twelve when she moved to the United States.
In Claire of the Sea Light, Haiti, once again, is her own formidable character. One with a deeply capricious nature: by turns sublime, terrible, even bizarre. Through Danticat's intoxicating prose...
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