Claire of the Sea Light

Product Number: EB00161524
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780385349680
Publisher: Vintage
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Description

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. This edition includes a reading group guide.

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Author(s): Edwidge Danticat
Awards:2014-Fiction-Shortlist-Andrew Carnegie Medal
Original Publish Date: Aug 27, 2013

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Author(s): Edwidge Danticat
Narrator(s): Robin Miles
Product Number C02497
Released: Aug 16, 2013
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ISBN: #9781470360207
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Author(s): Edwidge Danticat
Narrator(s): Robin Miles
Product Number Z06537
Released: Aug 27, 2013
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ISBN: #9781470360221
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Author(s): Edwidge Danticat
Narrator(s): Robin Miles
Product Number MP1001
Released: Sep 09, 2013
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ISBN: #9781470366148

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