The Dew Breaker by Edwidge Danticat

Review   Summary We meet him late in life: a quiet man, a good father and husband, a fixture in his Brooklyn neighborhood, a landlord and barber with a terrifying scar across his face. As the book unfolds, moving seamlessly between Haiti in the 1960s and New York City today, we enter the lives of …

Breath, Eyes, Memory by Edwidge Danticat

First off, I should make clear that this is an audiobook review. I usually don’t review audiobooks, because so much of how they come off depends on the narrator. I usually prefer to let the prose speak for itself and/or through my imagination. But I needed something to listen to while I work out and …

Thursday Quotables: Breath, Eyes, Memory

  I was inspired to read (or rather, listen to–I’ve got this on audiobook) this book because I listened to Edwidge Danticat do a reading at my alma mater, and was struck by the poignancy of her writing and the fearless manner in which she voiced┬áher perspective on Haitian culture. If that was true when …