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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,968 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Edwidge Danticat Narrator: Robin Miles Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Best-selling, American Book Award-winning author Edwidge Danticat-a two-time selectee of Oprah's Book Club-delivers a powerful tale of facing the past and making the decisions and sacrifices that shape the future. In Haiti during the dictatorial 1960s, the man known as the "dew breaker" was a torturer. Now a fixture in Brooklyn, he maintains a quiet life as a husband and father. His terrible deeds lie buried. As we meet his family, neighbors, and even his victims, his story becomes one of rebellion and reconciliation. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Vanessa Eneas | 2/16/2014

    " Another great story, so well written and emotionally descriptive. She transports you to the time, place and tragedy of her stories. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Angie | 2/11/2014

    " It started out good and then about 70% in I just lost interest. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Laura | 2/11/2014

    " Edwidge Danticat is still one of my favorite writers, but this was not one of my favorite books of hers. I listened to it on audiobook, and it took me a while to realize that each section was a different short story rather than a different chapter. While the writing is still beautiful, I wasn't sure how some of the stories tied in. They were definitely thought-provoking, particularly since we get to see what is a simultaneous sympathetic and condemning look at a former Haitian macoute who worked in the torture chambers. It brought up a lot of issues around forgiveness and what to do with such a horrendous past. Even after a person has changed, does the past ever go away? How does someone like that move on? I felt like the "dew breaker" (the torturer) got a bit of the short stick as far as characterization goes. I didn't really understand how he transformed so drastically, and I wanted to understand it more. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Carol | 2/9/2014

    " Read it for my book group. I love Danticat's language and imagery. A good book to remind us of why Baby Doc should not Duvalier should not stay in Haiti. "

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