Breath, Eyes, Memory by Edwidge Danticat

The novel is a poignant story of a young Haitian girl's journey from her homeland to New York City. She is sent to live with her mother, whom she barely knows, at the age of twelve. The narrative explores the protagonist's struggle to understand her Haitian identity, her mother's traumatic past, and the cultural expectations placed upon her as a woman. It delves into themes of maternal relationships, female identity, sexual trauma, and the diasporic experience, painting a vivid picture of the protagonist's struggle to reconcile her past with her present.

The 6733rd greatest book of all time


Published
1994
Nationality
Haitian
Type
Fiction
Pages
234
Words
60,000
Original Language
English

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