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Written in English

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  • City and town life,
  • Missing children,
  • Secrets,
  • Large type books,
  • Girls,
  • Crimes against,
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Claire Limyé Lanmé -- Claire of the Sea Light -- is an enchanting child born into love and tragedy in Ville Rose, Haiti. Claire"s mother died in childbirth, and on each of her birthdays Claire is taken by her father, Nozias, to visit her mother"s grave. Nozias wonders if he should give away his young daughter to a local shopkeeper, who lost a child of her own, so that Claire can have a better life. But on the night of Claire"s seventh birthday, when at last he makes the wrenching decision to do so, she disappears. As Nozias and others look for her, painful secrets, haunting memories, and startling truths are unearthed among the community of men and women whose individual stories connect to Claire, to her parents, and to the town itself.

Edition Notes

StatementEdwidge Danticat
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3554.A5815 C58 2013
The Physical Object
Pagination287 pages (large print)
Number of Pages287
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL26921827M
ISBN 101611739292
ISBN 109781611739299
LC Control Number2013024110
OCLC/WorldCa975840658, 852681873

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  Aug • Claire of the Sea Light is award-winning author Edwidge Danticat's newest work of fiction. She spoke to host Rachel Martin about how experiences of . Claire of the Sea Light Book Summary. A stunning work of fiction that brings us deep into the intertwined lives BookBrowse Review. In Claire of the Sea Light, Haiti, once again, is her own formidable character. Readalikes. Claire of the Sea Light is rich with secrets: of paternity, of sexual identity, of crimes, of lies that unfold in the course of the narrative. How do the multiple voices of the book help withhold the truth, yet also expose it at key moments? In what ways is Danticat's book in and of itself like a radio show? Claire of the Sea Light is rich with secrets: of paternity, of sexual identity, of crimes, of lies that unfold in the course of the narrative. How do the multiple voices of the book help withhold the truth, yet also expose it at key moments?

Told with piercing lyricism and the economy of a fable, Claire of the Sea Light is a tightly woven, breathtaking tapestry that explores what it means to be a parent, child, neighbor, lover, and friend, while revealing the mysterious bonds we share with the natural world and with one another. Embracing the magic and heartbreak of ordinary life, it is Edwidge Danticat’s most spellbinding, astonishing book yet. Claire of the Sea Light is a work of historical fiction by Haitian-American novelist Edwidge Danticat. The novel portrays the lives of the various inhabitants of a small town in Haiti, relaying a series of related events from several different characters’ perspectives.   A few weeks ago, my book club met to discuss our latest book, Claire of the Sea Light by Edwidge Danticat. You can read my thoughts on the book here. A lot of us were on the fence with this book. A few really liked it and a few people made a ‘meh’ face and shrugged when asked about it. We used the Lit Lovers questions to guide our discussion. The larger story in Claire of the Sea Light creates the intersections between and among the characters in a microcosm of a real-life Ville Rose. So it is that Madame Lavaud, who, beyond her role as surrogate mother, implicates Bernard Dorien, Max Ardin Junior, Max Ardin Senior, and Louise George in a story that has dire consequences, and they, in turn, compromise the lives of each other.

  Since publishing her first book, “Breath, Eyes, Memory,” in , she has won numerous awards and accolades, and “ Claire of the Sea Light” is likely . About Claire of the Sea Light. A New York Times Book Review and Washington Post Notable Book of the Year, an NPR “Great Read,” a Christian Science Monitor Best Fiction Book, and a Library Journal Top Book Just as her father makes the wrenching decision to send her away for a chance at a better life, Claire Limyè Lanmè—Claire of the Sea Light—suddenly disappears. Told with piercing lyricism and the economy of a fable, Claire of the Sea Light is a tightly woven, breathtaking tapestry that explores what it means to be a parent, child, neighbor, lover, and friend, while revealing the mysterious bonds we share with the natural world and with one another. Embracing the magic and heartbreak of ordinary life, it is Edwidge Danticat’s most spellbinding, astonishing book yet.4/5(). Claire of the Sea Light is a novel by Edwidge Danticat that was published in August by in the island-town of Ville Rose, Haiti, it narrates the story of the disappearance of a seven-year-old girl, Claire Limyè Lanmè Faustin, and of the memories of an entire townspeople that are brought to life in the wake of her the words of Guardian reviewer Kamila Shamsie.