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Publisher Description

Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Autobiography
A National Book Award Finalist
A New York Times Notable Book

From the age of four, award-winning writer Edwidge Danticat came to think of her uncle Joseph as her “second father,” when she was placed in his care after her parents left Haiti for America. And so she was both elated and saddened when, at twelve, she joined her parents and youngest brothers in New York City. As Edwidge made a life in a new country, adjusting to being far away from so many who she loved, she and her family continued to fear for the safety of those still in Haiti as the political situation deteriorated.

In 2004, they entered into a terrifying tale of good people caught up in events beyond their control. Brother I'm Dying is an astonishing true-life epic, told on an intimate scale by one of our finest writers.

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
RELEASED
2007
September 4
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
288
Pages
PUBLISHER
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
816.7
KB

Customer Reviews

donnray ,

Congratulations!

If someone wants to have a good account of how Haitian families are tied with each other , this is the book to read. With a natural and simplicity Edwidge Danticat paints the things we value such as the respect of our elderlies,the importance of family support and most of all our sense of dignity. I was blown a way by the support given to her father in his last moment. At a time, when most of our elderlies are sent to nursing homes for their last moment, this a vivid example of how they should be treated.
Jean R. Delice
Miami, FL

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