The Dew Breaker

Found this great review on e-drum, but it’s originally from the NY Times.

Haiti’s bloody and bitter history of violence, corruption and vengeance stalks all the characters in Edwidge Danticat’s remarkable new novel, infecting their dreams and circumscribing their expectations. It is a nightmare they are all trying in vain to rewind and erase.

The title character, the so-called Dew Breaker, is a seemingly ordinary Haitian immigrant living a willfully quiet life in Brooklyn with his wife and daughter. But he is hiding a terrible secret: back in the 1960’s in Haiti he was a member of the dreaded Tontons Macoute, the blood-soaked enforcers of François Duvalier’s murderous regime.

‘The Dew Breaker’: Hiding From a Brutal Past Spent Shattering Lives in Haiti

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