The Farming of Bones by Edwidge Danticat

"The Farming of Bones" is a historical fiction novel that revolves around the 1937 massacre of Haitian workers in the Dominican Republic. The story is told through the eyes of a young Haitian woman working as a servant for a wealthy Dominican family. As political tensions rise, the protagonist and her fellow Haitians face increasing hostility and violence, culminating in a mass slaughter. The novel explores themes of identity, love, loss, and the human capacity for cruelty and resilience.

The 6675th greatest book of all time


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Total Points: 102

Since this book was first published in 1998, there is a penalty of 38.4%. The age adjusted score is 62.83.

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