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The Farming of Bones by Edwidge Danticat
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Mar 11, 14

bookshelves: novels, epics
Read from November 06, 2011 to March 11, 2014

"He opens his mouth a few more times and moans.
'If you let yourself,' he says finally, 'you can see it before your eyes, a boy carrying his dead father from the road, wobbling, swaying, stumbling under the weight. The boy with the wind in his ears and pieces of the tin roofs that opened the father's throat blowing around him. The boy trying not to drop the father, not crying or screaming like you'd think, but praying that more of the fathers blood will stay in the father's throat and not go into the muddy floor, going no one knows where. If you let yourself, you can see it before your eyes."

"..All monuments of this great size are built with human blood.."
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