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The Farming of Bones: A Novel
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Paw Prints
Publication date October 4, 2008
Pages 312
Binding Prebinding
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781439558430
ISBN-10 1439558434
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Original list price $24.00
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: It is 1937, and Amabelle Desir is a young Haitian woman working as a maid for a wealthy family in the Dominican Republic, across the border from her homeland. The Republic, under the iron rule of the Generalissimo, treats the Haitians as second-class citizens, and although Amabelle feels a strong sense of loyalty to her employers, especially since her own parents drowned crossing the river from Haiti, racial tensions are heightened when Amabelle's boss accidentally kills a Haitian in a car accident. The accident is a catalyst for a systematic round-up of Haitians, ostensibly for repatriation but in fact a prelude to slaughter. Amabelle, caught up in the chaos and confusion, returns to Haiti after much hardship to make a new life, but is for years uncertain of the fate of her lover, Sebastian, and haunted by a nagging sense of guilt. A powerful, fiercely economical and deceptively moving work, blending historical accuracy with lyrical brilliance.

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Reprint edition from Penguin USA (September 1, 1999)
9780140280494 | details & prices | 312 pages | 5.50 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 1.00 lbs | List price $16.00
About: In 1937, on the Dominican side of the Haitian border, Amabelle, an orphaned maid to an army colonel's wife, falls in love with Sebastien, an itinerant sugarcane cutter, but their relationship is threatened by the violent persecution of the Haitians
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Reprint edition from Paw Prints (October 4, 2008)
9781439558430 | details & prices | 312 pages | List price $24.00
About: It is 1937, and Amabelle Desir is a young Haitian woman working as a maid for a wealthy family in the Dominican Republic, across the border from her homeland.

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