It is election time in Haiti, and bombs are going off in the capital city of Port-au-Prince. During a visit from her home in rural Haiti, Celiane Espérance and her mother are nearly killed. Looking at her country with new eyes, Celiane gains a fresh resolve to be reunited with her father in Brooklyn, New York. The harsh winter and concrete landscape of her new home are a shock to Celiane, who witnesses her parents' struggle to earn a living, her brother's uneasy adjustment to American society, and her own encounters with learning difficulties and school violence.
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Used availability for Edwidge Danticat's Behind the Mountains
February 2004 : USA Library Binding
Title: Behind the Mountains: The Diary of Celiane Esperance
Author(s): Edwidge Danticat
ISBN: 0-613-60403-2 / 978-0-613-60403-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Econo-Clad Books, Div. of American Cos., Inc.
Availability: Amazon UK
2003 : USA Hardback
October 2002 : USA Hardback
February 2004 : USA Paperback
April 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition