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Publisher Description

From the best-selling author of Brother, I’m Dying and The Dew Breaker: a stunning new work of fiction that brings us deep into the intertwined lives of a small seaside town where a little girl, the daughter of a fisherman, has gone missing.

Claire Limyè Lanmè—Claire of the Sea Light—is an enchanting child born into love and tragedy in Ville Rose, Haiti. Claire’s mother died in childbirth, and on each of her birthdays Claire is taken by her father, Nozias, to visit her mother’s grave. Nozias wonders if he should give away his young daughter to a local shopkeeper, who lost a child of her own, so that Claire can have a better life.

But on the night of Claire’s seventh birthday, when at last he makes the wrenching decision to do so, she disappears. As Nozias and others look for her, painful secrets, haunting memories, and startling truths are unearthed among the community of men and women whose individual stories connect to Claire, to her parents, and to the town itself. Told with piercing lyricism and the economy of a fable, Claire of the Sea Light is a tightly woven, breathtaking tapestry that explores what it means to be a parent, child, neighbor, lover, and friend, while revealing the mysterious bonds we share with the natural world and with one another. Embracing the magic and heartbreak of ordinary life, it is Edwidge Danticat’s most spellbinding, astonishing book yet.

This edition includes a reading group guide. 

Fiction & Literature
August 27
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Penguin Random House LLC

Customer Reviews

GO by yourself ,

Go by myself

Hiking on my way and you know your heart soon.

AndrewR-mb ,

It was ok

It was a quick read, lots of details to paint the picture of the area and it's people. I was bored a lot of the time, but I kept reading because it was this month's book club choice and I thought it would all come together in some amazing twist at the end. It didn't.

BeanyMom ,

That was a waste...

Of my time and money.

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