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Claire of the Sea Light

(2013)
A novel by

 
 
From the best-selling author of Brother, I'm Dying and The Dew Breaker: a stunning new work of fiction that brings us deep into the intertwined lives of a small seaside town where a little girl, the daughter of a fisherman, has gone missing.

Claire Limye Lanme - 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. 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.

This edition includes a reading group guide.

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Hardback Editions

November 2013 : UK Hardback
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Title: Claire of the Sea Light
Author(s): Edwidge Danticat
ISBN: 1-78206-848-1 / 978-1-78206-848-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: riverrun
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October 2013 : USA Hardback
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Title: Claire of the Sea Light
Author(s): Edwidge Danticat
ISBN: 1-61173-929-2 / 978-1-61173-929-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Center Point
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August 2013 : USA Hardback
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Title: Claire of the Sea Light
Author(s): Edwidge Danticat
ISBN: 0-307-27179-X / 978-0-307-27179-2 (USA edition)
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Paperback Editions

November 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: Claire of the Sea Light
Author(s): Edwidge Danticat
ISBN: 1-78206-851-1 / 978-1-78206-851-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: riverrun
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July 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: Claire of the Sea Light (Vintage Contemporaries)
Author(s): Edwidge Danticat
ISBN: 0-307-47227-2 / 978-0-307-47227-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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November 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: Claire of the Sea Light
Author(s): Edwidge Danticat
ISBN: 1-78206-849-X / 978-1-78206-849-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: riverrun
Availability: Amazon UK   


Audio Editions

August 2013 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Claire of the Sea Light
Author(s): Edwidge Danticat
Publisher: Recorded Books
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Kindle Editions

November 2013 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Claire of the Sea Light
Author(s): Edwidge Danticat
Publisher: riverrun
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August 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Claire of the Sea Light (Vintage Contemporaries)
Author(s): Edwidge Danticat
Publisher: Vintage
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA