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The Resource Brother, I'm dying, Edwidge Danticat

Brother, I'm dying, Edwidge Danticat

Label
Brother, I'm dying
Title
Brother, I'm dying
Statement of responsibility
Edwidge Danticat
Title variation
Brother, Im dying
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Danticat came to think of her uncle Joseph, a charismatic pastor, as her "second father" when she was placed in his care at age four when her parents left Haiti for America. So she experiences a jumble of emotions when, at twelve, she joins her parents in New York City, whom she struggles to remember--she has left behind Joseph and the only home she's ever known. The story of a new life in a new country while fearing for those still in Haiti soon becomes a terrifying tale of good people caught up in events beyond their control. In 2004, his life threatened by a gang, the frail, 81-year-old Joseph makes his way to Miami, where he thinks he will be safe. Instead, he is detained by the Department of Homeland Security, brutally imprisoned, and dead within days. It was a story that made headlines around the world.--From publisher description
Summary
In a personal memoir, the author describes her relationships with the two men closest to her--her father and his brother, Joseph, a charismatic pastor with whom she lived after her parents emigrated from Haiti to the United States
Tone
Award
  • National Book Critics Circle Award for Autobiography, 2007.
  • Hurston/Wright Legacy Award: Nonfiction, 2008.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2007
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
212665
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 813.54
  • 920
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
Brother, I'm dying, Edwidge Danticat
Instantiates
Publication
Contents
  • Giving birth
  • The return
  • One papa happy, one papa sad
  • Gypsy
  • pt. 2.
  • For adversity
  • Brother, I can speak
  • The angel of death and Father God
  • You're not a policeman
  • Brother, I leave you with a heavy heart
  • pt. 1.
  • Beating the darkness
  • Hell
  • Limbo
  • No greater shame
  • Alien 27041999
  • Tomorrow
  • Afflictions
  • Let the stars fall
  • Brother, I'll see you soon
  • Transition
  • He is my brother
  • Have you enjoyed your life?
  • Brother, I'm dying
  • What did the white man say?
  • Heartstrings, shoestrings
  • We're all dying
  • Good-bye
Control code
ocm85783238
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 272 p.
Isbn
9781400041152
Lccn
2007006887
System control number
(OCoLC)85783238
Label
Brother, I'm dying, Edwidge Danticat
Publication
Contents
  • Giving birth
  • The return
  • One papa happy, one papa sad
  • Gypsy
  • pt. 2.
  • For adversity
  • Brother, I can speak
  • The angel of death and Father God
  • You're not a policeman
  • Brother, I leave you with a heavy heart
  • pt. 1.
  • Beating the darkness
  • Hell
  • Limbo
  • No greater shame
  • Alien 27041999
  • Tomorrow
  • Afflictions
  • Let the stars fall
  • Brother, I'll see you soon
  • Transition
  • He is my brother
  • Have you enjoyed your life?
  • Brother, I'm dying
  • What did the white man say?
  • Heartstrings, shoestrings
  • We're all dying
  • Good-bye
Control code
ocm85783238
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 272 p.
Isbn
9781400041152
Lccn
2007006887
System control number
(OCoLC)85783238

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