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Critical Praise

"A passionate story... Richly textured, deeply personal details particularize each of Danticat's characters and give poignancy to their lives. Often, her tales take on the quality of legend. "

—Seattle Times

"It's a testament to her talent that the novel, while almost unbearably sad, is still a joy to read. "

—Newsweek

"Danticat writes in wonderful, evocative prose, and she is especially adept at treading the path between oppression and grace. At times, it's a particularly painful path, but, always, a compelling one. "

—The Boston Sunday Globe

"[With] hallucinatory vigor and a sense of mission... Danticat capably evokes the shock with which a small personal world is disrupted by military mayhem. . . The Farming of Bones offers ample confirmation of Edwidge Danticat's considerable talents. "

—The New York Times Book Review

"A powerful, haunting novel... Every chapter cuts deep, and you feel it. "

—Time