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The Farming of Bones by Edwidge Danticat

Date and Time: March 26, 2019, 3:00 PM CT

Location: Brewster Place Retirement Community, 1205 SW 29th St, Topeka
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From the TALK series, Wit and Grit: Women Characters in Contemporary Fiction
Discussion Leader: Thomas Prasch

The same day eight-year-old Amabelle D├ęsir watches her parents drown in the swollen Massacre River that separates Haiti from the Dominican Republic, she is taken into the home of a prominent Dominican couple to become their servant and playmate for their daughter. The greater part of the novel follows Amabelle as she deals with the dreams and nightmares that result from her early trauma, her love for Sebastian, another Haitian immigrant, and the terror of the 1937 slaughter of Haitian immigrants when Dominicans turn on these laborers. How Amabelle survives her losses, her servitude, and the senseless terror brought down upon her and her fellow immigrants is a lesson in courage.

Sponsored by: Brewster Place Retirement Community

For more information about this event, please contact:
Jamie Fritz
(785) 274-3398


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