The Farming of Bones

September 18, 1998 at 04:00 AM EDT

In this exquisite historical novel, Edwidge Danticat weaves a doomed love affair into a tragic episode of Haitian history known simply as the Massacre of 1937. Written in the poignant voice of Amabelle Desir, a Haitian servant trapped in the Dominican Republic at the time of the killings, Danticat spares no detail in the painful depiction of two cultures struggling for control over a shared homeland: ”There were always rumors…of one side of the island planning to invade the other. These were the grand fantasies of presidents wanting the whole island to themselves.” Passionate and heartrending, The Farming of Bones lingers in the consciousness like an unforgettable nightmare. A

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