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The Dew Breaker by Edwidge Danticat
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May 24, 2010

it was amazing
Recommended to Linda by: Myself - I've read all of Danticat's books
Recommended for: those interested in current events and multicultural studies
Read from May 10 to 17, 2010 — I own a copy , read count: 1

In this book Edwidge Danticat tells the story of survivors of the regime of the Duvaliers. I felt the perspective she used, with each chapter narrated by a different survivor, to be brilliant. The characters were very vivid. The agonizing memories of the survivors were described with profound sensitivity. The main narrator, Ka, describes her relationship to her parents - a mother who is very spritual, and a father (a former militant Tauton Macoute under Duvalier) who has hidden his past from his daughter for many years. The revelation of her father's past to Ka brings a new level of maturity to Ka. She finally understands the isolation of her parents life living in New York and realizes the haunting memories her father carries with him.

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