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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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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 Library Binding
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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 Pub
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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)
Publisher: Knopf
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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   


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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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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
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