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Brother, I'm dying / Edwidge Danticat.

Authors: Danticat, Edwidge, 1969-
Call number: B Danticat, Edwidge DAN
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2007.
Publication date: 2007.
Subject: Authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography.
Uncles -- Haiti.
Emigration and immigration.
Danticat, Edwidge, 1969- -- Family.
Haiti -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Title: Brother, I'm dying / Edwidge Danticat.
Edition: 1st ed.
Physical description: x, 272 p. ; 22 cm.
Summary note: Danticat came to think of her uncle Joseph, a charismatic pastor, as her "second father" when she was placed in his care at age four when her parents left Haiti for America. So she experiences a jumble of emotions when, at twelve, she joins her parents in New York City, whom she struggles to remember--she has left behind Joseph and the only home she's ever known. The story of a new life in a new country while fearing for those still in Haiti soon becomes a terrifying tale of good people caught up in events beyond their control. In 2004, his life threatened by a gang, the frail, 81-year-old Joseph makes his way to Miami, where he thinks he will be safe. Instead, he is detained by the Department of Homeland Security, brutally imprisoned, and dead within days. It was a story that made headlines around the world.--From publisher description.
ISBN: 9781400041152
1400041155
LCCN: 2007006887
Url for this record: http://sherloc.imcpl.org/?itemid=|library/marc/dynix|1106323
Bib No.: 1106323

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