EDWIDGE DANTICAT on Claire of the Sea Light in conversation with Alfred A. Knopf editor, Robin Desser

Sunday, Nov. 24, 1:30 p.m., Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)

Author(s) and Guest(s)

Edwidge Danticat

Edwidge Danticat

In Edwidge Danticat's latest novel Claire of the Sea Light (Knopf; $25.95) Claire's mother has died and her father has made the decision to give her up.  But on the night of Claire’s seventh birthday, she disappears. As her father and others look for her, painful secrets, haunting memories, and startling truths are unearthed among the community of men and women whose individual stories connect to Claire, to her parents, and to the town itself. “. . . brilliantly sheds light on an array of human issues with sexuality, identity, politics, class . . . A heartfelt journey.” —New York Daily News. Danticat's best-selling books include Brother, I’m Dying; The Dew Breaker; andKrik?Krak!.  


Robin Desser

Robin Desser

Robin Desser is a Vice President and Editorial Director of Alfred A. Knopf.  Among the other authors and books she has published are: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Half of a Yellow Sun and Americanah; A.S. Byatt’s The Children’s Book; Anne Carson’s The Beauty of the Husband; Sandra Cisneros’s The House on Mango Street; and Edwidge Danticat’s fiction and nonfiction including Breath, Eyes, Memory; Krik? Krak!; The Dew Breaker; Brother, I’m Dying; and, most recently, Claire of the Sea Light.  


Schedule

Location

Miami Book Fair International * Miami Dade College
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)



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