In this award-winning, bestselling work of fiction that moves between Haiti in the 1960s and New York in the present day, we meet an unusual man who is harboring a vital, dangerous secret. He is a quiet man, a good father and husband, a fixture in his Brooklyn neighborhood, a landlord and barber with a terrifying scar across his face. As the book unfolds, we enter the lives of those around him, and his secret is slowly revealed. Edwidge Danticat's brilliant exploration of the "dew breaker"--or torturer--is an unforgettable story from one of America's most essential writers.
Edwidge Danticat is the author of numerous books, including Claire of the Sea Light, a New York Times notable book; After the Dance; Brother, I'm Dying, a National Book Critics Circle Award winner and National Book Award finalist; Breath, Eyes, Memory, an Oprah Book Club selection; Krik? Krak!, a National Book Award finalist; The Farming of Bones, an American Book Award winner; and The Dew Breaker, a PEN/Faulkner Award finalist and winner of the inaugural Story Prize. The recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, she has been published in The New Yorker, The New York Times, and elsewhere. She lives in Miami.
- Publisher: Vintage; Reprint edition (March 8, 2005)
- Language: English
- Paperback: 256 pages
- ISBN-10: 1400034299
- ISBN-13: 9781400034291
- Item Weight: 8 ounces
- Dimensions: 5.1 x 0.5 x 8 inches