The Dew Breaker

CD - unabridged
Audio (6 discs)
Product Number: C2506
Released: Mar 02, 2004
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781402574764
Narrator/s: Robin Miles
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Best-selling, American Book Award-winning author Edwidge Danticat-a two-time selectee of Oprah's Book Club-delivers a powerful tale of facing the past and making the decisions and sacrifices that shape the future. In Haiti during the dictatorial 1960s, the man known as the "dew breaker" was a torturer. Now a fixture in Brooklyn, he maintains a quiet life as a husband and father. His terrible deeds lie buried. As we meet his family, neighbors, and even his victims, his story becomes one of rebellion and reconciliation.


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The Dew Breaker
Product Number: BX00006941
Product Number:Z00793
Product Number:C2506

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Author(s): Edwidge Danticat
Narrator(s): Robin Miles
Product Number Z00793
Released: Mar 28, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781449887339
Author(s): Edwidge Danticat
Product Number EB00170285
Released: Dec 30, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: #9780307428394

Professional reviews

"Is redemption possible Danticat asks in this intricately threaded collection of stories? More specifically, is it possible for the victims, family, and title character, a Haitian immigrant barber from Brooklyn, who 25 years earlier tortured and killed, as one of Haiti's secret police, the hated Tonton Macoute? All still live, but only with stunted half-lives, like dry bones rattling in nightmare graveyards. While Danticat's haunting imagery and spare prose give them flesh, Robin Miles's flawless narration breathes life into them. To an acute sense of timing and intensity she adds delicately honed accents--a hint of Haitian Creole or broad Brooklyn street slang. The package works perfectly, making all the more painful the realization that, no, there may not be any redemption after lives so damaged. P.E.F. (c) AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine"

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