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The Resource The farming of bones : a novel, Edwidge Danticat

The farming of bones : a novel, Edwidge Danticat

Label
The farming of bones : a novel
Title
The farming of bones
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Edwidge Danticat
Title variation
Farming of the bones
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A novel on a massacre of Haitian immigrants in the Dominican Republic of the 1930s. The protagonists are two Haitian lovers, a sugarcane cutter and a maid. Twenty thousand people died in a government-led campaign of ethnic cleansing. By the author of Breath, Eyes, Memory. The young Haitian National Book Award nominee tells an epic tale of the 1937 tragedy at the border between Haiti & the Dominican Republic. An emotion-charged historical novel about the people of Haiti & the Dominican Republic in which Amabelle, an aging Haitian woman, recalls the the terrible massacre of 1937 & what happened to her & the man she loved. From the acclaimed author of "Krik? Krak!". 1937: On the Dominican side of the Haiti border, Amabelle, a maid to the young wife of an army colonel falls in love with sugarcane cutter Sebastien. She longs to become his wife and walk into their future. Instead, terror unfolds them. But the story does not end here: it begins
Summary
The story is set in the Dominican Republic after the President has decided to rid the country of the many Haitians who worked in the cane fields. A young woman who works as a maid is in love with a cane worker. She decides to leave and begins a trek over the mountains to find her man
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 1999.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 1998.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 1998
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
022924
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3554.A5815
LC item number
F37 1998
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
The farming of bones : a novel, Edwidge Danticat
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
395410
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
312 p.
Isbn
9781569471418
Lccn
98003655
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm38731998
  • (OCoLC)38731998
Label
The farming of bones : a novel, Edwidge Danticat
Publication
Control code
395410
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
312 p.
Isbn
9781569471418
Lccn
98003655
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm38731998
  • (OCoLC)38731998

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