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Brother, I'm Dying

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ISBN-10: 1400041155

ISBN-13: 9781400041152

Edition: 2007

Authors: Edwidge Danticat, Edwidge Danticat

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From the best-selling author ofThe Dew Breaker,a major work of nonfiction: a powerfully moving family story that centers around the men closest to her hearther father, Mira, and his older brother, Joseph. From the age of four, Edwidge Danticat came to think of her uncle Joseph, a charismatic pastor, as her "second father," when she was placed in his care after her parents left Haiti for a better life in America. Listening to his sermons, sharing coconut-flavored ices on their walks through town, roaming through the house that held together many members of a colorful extended family, Edwidge grew profoundly attached to Joseph. He was the man who "knew all the verses for love." And so she…    
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Book details

List price: $23.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 9/4/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 288
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Edwidge Danticat was born in Haiti in 1969 and came to America at age twelve to live with her parents in Brooklyn. She studied French literature at Barnard College and received her M.F.A. from Brown University. Her work has achieved both popular and critical acclaim. Breath, Eyes, Memory (1994), her first novel and master's thesis, garnered Danticat a Granta Regional Award for Best Young American Novelist and was chosen as an Oprah Book Club selection, a singular honor. Her collection of short stories Krik? Krak! (1995) was nominated for the National Book Award. Along with awards for fiction from Seventeen and Essence and the 1995 Pushcart Short Story Prize, Danticat was chosen by Harper's…