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Download Thalia Book Club: Edwidge Danticat's 'Brother, I'm Dying' Audiobook

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Edwidge Danticat discusses her deeply personal new memoir, a National Book Award finalist for 2007, with her friend, director Jonathan Demme (The Silence of the Lambs).

Danticat, the acclaimed author of fiction, including Krik? Krak! and The Dew Breaker, wrote Brother, I'm Dying after a period of upheaval in her life, having lost her father and her uncle and given birth to her first child. She focuses her family story around her father and his brother Joseph, who took care of her in Haiti until she joined her parents in Brooklyn at age 12. It concludes with a well-researched account of Joseph Danticat's tragic death in the custody of U.S. immigration officials in 2004. The New York Times called Brother, I'm Dying a memoir whose clear-eyed prose and unflinching adherence to the facts conceal an astringent undercurrent of melancholy, a mixture of homesickness and homelessness.

This special event was recorded live as part of the Thalia Book Club series at Peter Norton Symphony Space in New York City.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kate | 2/11/2011

    " The first six CDs contain a fascinating and well-written narrative detailing amazing episodes in the life of Edwige, her father, and the uncle who raised her for much of her childhood. The seventh CD breaks your heart. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Carol | 1/27/2011

    " A devastating story. Very powerfully told. An eye opener. It is a memoir of her childhood, focusing on the men (father, uncle) in her life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Holly | 1/7/2011

    " Simply amazing - definitely the most important autobiography I have read in my adult life. Edwidge Danticat never fails to impress and move me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Andrea | 11/26/2010

    " Fabulous narrative of the struggles of Haitians in America. Heartbreaking and uplifting at times "

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