Breath, Eyes, Memory, Paperback Book
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When her mother leaves Haiti to find work in the US, Sophie is raised by her aunt.

Their parting, years later, when her mother sends for her, is as wrenching as the reunion in New York.

Though she barely knows her mother they both carry secrets from their homeland that will haunt them forever.




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As well as calling attention to the political and social differences between Haiti and North America, Danticat manages to introduce a character who it is possible to care passionately about as we watch her struggle and adapt to her new situation. I first read this as a teenager and have found that the coming-of-age aspects of this book have stuck with me and left a lasting impression.

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