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The Farming of Bones
Edwidge Danticat   (More from this author)
Novel
 
The Farming of Bones - Haitian Book Centre - Haitian Books in Creole, English and French, francophone litterature - Cliquer pour agrandir The Farming of Bones begins in 1937 in a village on the Dominican side of the river that separates the country from Haiti. Amabelle Desir, Haitian-born and a faithful maidservant to the Dominican family that took her in when she was orphaned, and her lover Sebastien, an itinerant sugarcane cutter, decide they will marry and return to Haiti at the end of the cane season. However, hostilities toward Haitian laborers find a vitriolic spokesman in the ultra-nationalist Generalissimo Trujillo who calls for an ethnic cleansing of his Spanish-speaking country. As rumors of Haitian persecution become fact, as anxiety turns to terror, Amabelle and Sebastien's dreams are leveled to the most basic human desire: to endure.

Based on a little-known historical event, this extraordinarily moving novel memorializes the forgotten victims of nationalist madness and the deeply felt passion and grief of its survivors.

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312 Pages
English
 
 
Publisher: Penguin
New York 1999
ISBN: 9780140280494
 
Price: $ 14.00
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