At the age of twelve, Sophie Caco is sent from her impoverished village of Croix-des-Rosets to New York, to be reunited with a mother she barely remembers. There she discovers secrets that no child should ever know, and a legacy of shame that can be healed only when she returns to Haiti--to the women who first reared her. What ensues is a passionate journey through a landscape charged with the supernatural and scarred by political violence, in a novel that bears witness to the traditions, suffering, and wisdom of an entire people.I started writing Breath, Eyes, Memory when I was eighteen years old. ... to write for the newspaper past my senior year, but my longtime editor, Keith Hefner, invited me to submit one final piece, an essay called aA World Full of Strangers.
|Title||:||Breath, Eyes, Memory|
|Publisher||:||Soho Press - 2003-07-01|