Edwidge Danticat's Claire of the Sea Light

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Edwidge Danticat talks about her new novel, Claire of the Sea Light. It’s set in a small seaside town in Haiti where a little girl, the daughter of a fisherman, has gone missing. Claire Limyè Lanmè’s mother died in childbirth, and her father wonders if he should give away his young daughter to a local shopkeeper who could give Claire a better life. Before he can make his decision, she disappears.


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Comments [3]

Previous post of mine dated "Sep. 10 2013 02:02 PM" was intended for different segment (Rosalind Wiseman on Boys)

Sep. 10 2013 08:15 PM

Apropos my previous post:
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"I think it's better if it's girl and girl," he said. "If boys and girls wrestle together, it's physically harder for the girl, but mentally harder for the boy."

"A boy who goes out on the mat against a girl doesn't win. If he beats her, he was supposed to, and if he doesn't, he's dead meat."

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Sep. 10 2013 02:02 PM
Amy from Manhattan

Could Claire's name also be translated into English as "Clear Light of the Sea"?

Sep. 10 2013 01:15 PM

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