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The Resource Claire of the sea light, Edwidge Danticat

Claire of the sea light, Edwidge Danticat

Label
Claire of the sea light
Title
Claire of the sea light
Statement of responsibility
Edwidge Danticat
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Claire Limyé Lanmé -- Claire of the Sea Light -- is an enchanting child born into love and tragedy in Ville Rose, Haiti. Claire's mother died in childbirth, and on each of her birthdays Claire is taken by her father, Nozias, to visit her mother's grave. Nozias wonders if he should give away his young daughter to a local shopkeeper, who lost a child of her own, so that Claire can have a better life. But on the night of Claire's seventh birthday, when at last he makes the wrenching decision to do so, she disappears. As Nozias and others look for her, painful secrets, haunting memories, and startling truths are unearthed among the community of men and women whose individual stories connect to Claire, to her parents, and to the town itself
Member of
Summary
When a vibrant 7-year-old disappears from her Haitian community at the same time her father agonizingly decides to give her up so that she can have a better life, an ensuing search reveals the painful stories of neighbors whose lives the child touched.
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2014
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2013.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2013.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10192746
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
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Danticat, Edwidge
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3554.A5815
LC item number
C57 2013
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
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  • Girls
  • Missing children
  • City and town life
  • Secrecy
  • Haiti
Target audience
adult
Label
Claire of the sea light, Edwidge Danticat
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
238 pages
Isbn
9780307271792
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012043876
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • 822559910
  • (OCoLC)822559910
Label
Claire of the sea light, Edwidge Danticat
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
238 pages
Isbn
9780307271792
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012043876
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • 822559910
  • (OCoLC)822559910

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