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The Dew Breaker by Edwidge Danticat

The Dew Breaker, who arrived in the mornings when the dew was still fresh, refers to the men who were members of the Tontons Macoute, Haiti's former enforcers and torturers during Francois Duvalier's tyrannical regime in Haiti. The dew breaker presently lives as an immigrant in New York City, a devoted husband and father. His former career has left scarred lives and families in his wake. Edwidge Danticat's novel moves back and forth between 1960s Haiti and present New York City, and tells not just his story, and the unraveling of his past to his own daughter, but the stories of many of his victims too. These detail the horror that ripped through their lives, as well as the guilt and shame the dew breaker keeps as his secret. This novel has received stellar reviews with the New York Times saying, "Each tale in The Dew Breaker could stand on its own as a beautifully made story, but they come together like jigsaw-puzzle pieces to create a picture of this man's terrible history and his and his victims' afterlife."
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