Breath, Eyes, Memory is a novel by Haitian-American author Edwidge Danticat that was first published in 1994. A recipient of critical praise upon its publication, it received a much wider audience in May of 1998 when it was chosen as an Oprah Book Club Selection. With Breath, Eyes, Memory, Danticat evokes the wonder, terror, and heartache of her native Haiti—and the enduring strength of Haiti’s women—with vibrant imagery and narrative grace that bear witness to her people’s suffering and courage.


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