Claire of the Sea Light (Vintage Contemporaries)

Claire of the Sea Light (Vintage Contemporaries)

Edwidge Danticat

Language: English

Pages: 256

ISBN: 0307472272

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Claire of the Sea Light (Vintage Contemporaries)

Edwidge Danticat

Language: English

Pages: 256

ISBN: 0307472272

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


A New York Times Book Review and Washington Post Notable Book of the Year, an NPR "Great Read," a Christian Science Monitor Best Fiction Book, and a Library Journal Top Book

Just as her father makes the wrenching decision to send her away for a chance at a better life, Claire Limyè Lanmè—Claire of the Sea Light—suddenly disappears. As the people of the Haitian seaside community of Ville Rose search for her, painful secrets, haunting memories, and startling truths are unearthed. In this stunning novel about intertwined lives, Edwidge Danticat crafts a tightly woven, breathtaking tapestry that explores the mysterious bonds we share—with the natural world and with one another.

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before. Yes, she would sometimes go off walking, wandering around town, as her mother used to. But someone—if not him, then one of the women who kept an eye out for her—always knew in which direction she was headed, where she was going, and when she’d be back. But he felt it wouldn’t be right to let Madame Gaëlle spend whatever time it would take Claire to return standing out on the beach. She also sensed his unease and suggested she wait in his shack. “Don’t worry, Nozias,” she said. “Haven’t I

your dreams, in your mouth, the kind of name that made you clasp your hands against your chest when you heard it being shouted out of so many mouths. It was the kind of name you might find in poems or love letters, or songs. It was a love name and not a revenge name. It was the kind of name that you could call out with hope. It was the kind of name that had the power to make the sun rise. But soon everyone stopped calling the girl’s name and began to drift away. And when he looked up at the

possibly go on forever. And since in Ville Rose all things unexplained were attributed to the spirit world, Louise tried to keep as much to herself as possible when she wasn’t taping her radio program. This was not hard to do because the few people who had seen her bloodstained teeth or handkerchiefs had worried that she might be pwatrinè, or have tuberculosis, and so had stayed away. That is all except Max Ardin, Sr., who not only occasionally slept with her, but would now and then invite her

winner; and The Dew Breaker, a PEN/Faulkner Award finalist and winner of the inaugural Story Prize. The recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, she has been published in The New Yorker, The New York Times, and elsewhere. She lives in Miami. Other titles by Edwidge Danticat available in eBook format After the Dance: A Walk Through Carnival in Jacmel, Haiti • 978-0-307-41973-6 Brother, I’m Dying • 978-0-307-26773-3 Create Dangerously: The Immigrant Artist at Work • 978-0-307-94650-8 The

book’s beginning when “a wall of water rise[s] from the depths of the ocean, a giant blue-green tongue” (this page), and at the book’s end, Max Junior is spat back from the sea that had “taken [him] this morning” (this page). What roles does the sea play in the fates of all the characters in the book? What other myths, stories, and fables come to your mind by this book’s evocation of water? 5. At one point in the story, Nozias recalls another watery scene, when he and wife Claire Narcis went

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