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Breath, Eyes, Memory

3 Ratings: 3.0
A book by Edwidge Danticat.

Oprah Book Club® Selection, May 1998: "I come from a place where breath, eyes and memory are one, a place from which you carry your past like the hair on your head. Where women return to their children as butterflies or as tears in the eyes … see full wiki

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Author: Edwidge Danticat
Genre: Travel
Publisher: Vintage
3 reviews about Breath, Eyes, Memory
review by . November 16, 2005
Breathe, Eyes, Memory is a very realistic book reflecting the lives of Haitian women. It shows their beliefs, customs and traditions, their fears, and their strong will. Sophie is one out of the many characters in the book that exemplify these characteristics. Her mother also demonstrates the pain that Haitian women face and their reality. This novel gives a very detailed explanation of how Haitian women lived and makes strong opinions on important matters.   The only flaw I can find in …
review by . October 22, 2004
Rooted in tradition, torn by political strife, Haiti is a place where "breath, eyes and memory are one, a place where you carry your past like the hair on your head."    Edwidge Danticat, like Sophie Caco, the narrator of her first novel, left Haiti and joined her parents in America when she was 12. Wrenched from all she knows and loves, Sophie is sent to New York, to the worn "scrawny" stranger who is her mother, Martine, a woman beset by nightmares.    Baldly, …
review by . September 11, 1998
I liked the strong connection of these women in the story--Sophie, her mother, her Aunte Atie, and her grandmother. It is amazing for 4 women in one family to have so much in common and yet be such different people. The customs, traditions and folklore of this Haitian family were so primary as to almost be characters in the story themselves.I found this book to be so charming and eloquent as to distract me from its flaws. My only major disappointment is that there couldn't have been a more positive …
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