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  • Published: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2013.
  • Year Published: 2013
  • Edition: First edition
  • Description: 238 p.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

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  • 9780307271792


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Claire of the sea light

by Danticat, Edwidge.

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Call number: Fiction

Available Copies: Downtown 2nd Floor, Pittsfield Adult, Traverwood Adult, West Adult

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"The interconnected secrets of a coastal Haitian town are revealed when one little girl, the daughter of a fisherman, goes missing"

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Lyrical. Slightly mystical. Interwoven stories. You may need to read it multiple times to better see all the interconnections.

Claire of the Sea Life

Story takes place in Haiti with community and family at the forefront. Claire's Mother dies in childbirth and her father is devastated at his beloved loss. Poverty and hardship is commonplace here in Haiti and Claire's father looks to have Claire adopted so she will be provided for and taught the ways of a young woman. A seamstress who owns her own shop and has grieves over the death of her own child agrees to take Claire in. There's a hint of a possible relationship between her and Claire's father, as we see Claire struggle with this decision by her father and runs away until she can come to grips with this path her life is taking.

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