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Children of Heroes
Their father’s favorite saying, between drinks and blows, was, “Life holds only bad surprises, and the last one will be death.” And now, Colin observes of the man sprawled under all the broken furniture, their father was definitely and forever out of surprises. Children of Heroes is the story Colin tells of what happened—and what happened before that. Testimony, confession...more
Paperback, 171 pages
Published May 1st 2008 by Bison Books
(first published 2002)
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This is a translated book about two children in Haiti who escape an abusive home. I have mixed feelings about it, and I had a hard time following the time line. I didn't think it was great, but I feel like I was supposed to like it because it had a shiny gold sticker on the front of it. Honestly, it was really boring.