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dewbreaker.jpg The Dew Breaker (Knopf)

What happens when a Haitian "dew breaker" (torturer) moves to America and conceals his identity? In this collection of interrelated stories, Edwidge Danticat explores the twin legacies of torture and secrecy-the past constantly usurping the present, the nightmare of oppression superimposing itself on the American immigrant experience.

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The Dew Breaker

Edwidge Danticat

Guest Interview Edwidge Danicat

Guests:
Edwidge Danticat, author, 'The Dew Breaker'

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Michael Silverblatt

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