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The Dew Breaker by Edwidge Danticat
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Apr 12, 11

Read from April 03 to 10, 2011

The Dew Breaker is a complex story, which can be read as a novel, as well as a collection of short stories. The Dew Breaker is a Creole nickname for "torturer". The novel opens with an introduction to the main characters, Ka and her parents. However, as the book progresses, Danticat includes several short stories before revisiting the main characters at the very end of the book. Some of the short stories included were irrelevant to the main plot, and could easily confuse and/or aggravate the reader. I would have loved for Danticat to have written either a novel, or just compiled a collection of short stories. In my opinion, the integration of both in one story did not work well. Danticat did succeed with providing the eloquence of her writing to the reading audience, which made the reading experience more enjoyable.

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