Claire of the Sea Light

Claire of the Sea Light
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Hardcover, Random House Inc, 2013, ISBN13 9780307271792, ISBN10 030727179X

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From the best-selling author of "Brother, I'm Dying" and "The Dew Breaker: " a stunning new work of fiction that brings us deep into the intertwined lives of a small seaside town where a little girl, the daughter of a fisherman, has gone missing.
Claire Limye Lanme--Claire of the Sea Light--is an enchanting child born into love and tragedy in Ville Rose, Haiti. Claire's mother died in childbirth, and on each of her birthdays Claire is taken by her father, Nozias, to visit her mother's grave. Nozias wonders if he should give away his young daughter to a local shopkeeper, who lost a child of her own, so that Claire can have a better life.
But on the night of Claire's seventh birthday, when at last he makes the wrenching decision to do so, she disappears. As Nozias and others look for her, painful secrets, haunting memories, and startling truths are unearthed among the community of men and women whose individual stories connect to Claire, to her parents, and to the town itself. Told with piercing lyricism and the economy of a fable, "Claire of the Sea Light" is a tightly woven, breathtaking tapestry that explores what it means to be a parent, child, neighbor, lover, and friend, while revealing the mysterious bonds we share with the natural world and with one another. Embracing the magic and heartbreak of ordinary life, it is Edwidge Danticat's most spellbinding, astonishing book yet.

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Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publish Date: Aug 27, 2013
ISBN-13: 9780307271792
ISBN-10: 030727179X
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 256
Written in: ENG
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.98
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 8.6 x 6.0 x 1.1
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