Edwidge Danticat

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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.

Read an excerpt from The Dew Breaker.

 

 

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Credits

Host:
Michael Silverblatt