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The Farming of Bones by Edwidge Danticat

May 07, Pages Buy. May 07, Pages. She and Sebastien, a cane worker, are deeply bojes love and plan to marry. Amabelle and Sebastien are separated, and she desperately flees the tide of violence for a Haiti she barely remembers.


Already acknowledged as a classic, this harrowing story of love and survival—from one of the most important voices of her generation—is an unforgettable memorial to the victims of the Parsley Massacre and a testimony to the power of human memory.

Her language is simple, gorgeous, and enticing. Often, her tales take on the quality of a legend. Indeed, some of the most interesting writers today—Toni Morrison in ParadiseCaryl Phillips in Cambridge —are blending history and fiction, imparting information, in the danticatt of nineteenth century novelists, without seeming to….

A beautifully conceived work, with monumental themes. Literary Fiction Historical Fiction. Also by Edwidge Danticat. See all books by Edwidge Danticat.

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