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Claire of the Sea Light

(2013)
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Claire goes missing the night her father agrees to give her up for adoption. Her mother died when she was born. In the tiny fishing town of Ville Rose, Haiti, she and her father are not the only ones to have experienced loss. As the poor townspeople search by moonlight for the seven-year-old girl, each remembers what death has stolen from their own lives: a forbidden love cut down by slum gangsters; a mother whose rare affluence could not save her child.

In prose that shimmers with folkloric imagery, Danticat intertwines their stories to reveal a deep connection between locals of distinct classes and creeds. Her vision of modern Haiti makes the unknowable familiar; like the townspeople, the reader shares a common humanity - always caught between the darkness and the light.

 
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Hardback Editions

November 2013 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: 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
thumbTitle: 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
thumbTitle: Claire of the Sea Light
Author(s): Edwidge Danticat
ISBN: 0-307-27179-X / 978-0-307-27179-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf
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Paperback Editions

November 2014 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Claire of the Sea Light
Author(s): Edwidge Danticat
ISBN: 1-78206-851-1 / 978-1-78206-851-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: riverrun
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

July 2014 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: 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
thumbTitle: 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   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

November 2013 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Claire of the Sea Light
Author(s): Edwidge Danticat
Publisher: riverrun
Availability: Amazon UK   

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


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