'Claire of the Sea Light' explores life and death in Haiti

August 31, 2013   // 0 Comments

By Mike Fischer Late in Edwidge Danticat's "Claire of the Sea Light" — a novel comprised of eight connected stories — an illiterate fisherman living in Haiti learns from his wife that he'll soon be a father. "How," the delighted man asks her, "do you tell someone you're pregnant in a funeral parlor?" Nozias Faustin's question is both literal and humorous: Claire Faustin works for an undertaker...

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