A first novel of precious humanity which mingles past and present, the horrors and delights of Haiti, in a quiet and dignified prose that would be impressive in a writer twice her age. (INDEPENDENT
Extraordinary... a young and genuinely fresh voice. (TIME OUT **
Stuffed with folk wisdom with a sprinkling of urban angst... a vision of female solidarity which transcends place and time. (SUNDAY TIMES **
she delicately tiptoes with poetic intent...brief, lyrical, disturbing novel... (MAIL ON SUNDAY
Descripción del producto
At the age of twelve, Sophie Caco is sent from her impoverished village of Croix-des-Rosets to New York, to be reunited with a mother she barely remembers. There she discovers secrets that no child should ever know, and a legacy of shame that can be healed only when she returns to Haiti--to the women who first reared her. What ensues is a passionate journey through a landscape charged with the supernatural and scarred by political violence, in a novel that bears witness to the traditions, suffering, and wisdom of an entire people.