One of the best books I've read in a while. Shocking and violent yet needfully so. Please pick this one up.
These two, along with In The Time of The Butterflies by Julia Alvarez (which I have already read) will accompany me on our Christmas trip to the Dominican Republic. I usually try to read something set in the place I'm going, though with the DR it was rather slim pickings. That is, I think the available choices are great, just that there aren't very many period. 🌴🌞🍹
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The island of Hispaniola is shared by Haiti and the Dominican Republic and is the setting for Edwidge Danticat's affecting story that takes place during the 1937 massacre of Haitians under the regime of Dominican dictator Rafael Trujillo. This book is one of my all-time favorites. The crèche and painting are from Haiti.