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The Dew Breaker
Edwidge Danticat   (More from this author)
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The Dew Breaker - Haitian Book Centre - Haitian Books in Creole, English and French, francophone litterature - Cliquer pour agrandir (...) a brilliant, deeply moving work of fiction that explores the world of a “dew breaker”—a torturer—a man whose brutal crimes in the country of his birth lie hidden beneath his new American reality.

We meet him late in his life. He is a quiet man, a husband and father, a hardworking barber, a kindly landlord to the men who live in a basement apartment in his home. He is a fixture in his Brooklyn neighborhood, recognizable by the terrifying scar on his face. As the book unfolds, moving seamlessly between Haiti in the 1960s and New York City today, we enter the lives of those around him: his devoted wife and rebellious daughter; his sometimes unsuspecting, sometimes apprehensive neighbors, tenants, and clients. And we meet some of his victims.

In the book’s powerful denouement, we return to the Haiti of the dew breaker’s past, to his last, desperate act of violence, and to his first encounter with the woman who will offer him a form of redemption—albeit imperfect—that will change him forever.
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256 Pages
Format: Hardcover
English
 
 
Publisher: Knopf
New York 2004
ISBN: 1-4000-4114-7
 
Price: $ 22.00
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