Praise. Praise for The Farming of Bones A New York Times Notable Book ALA Booklist Editor’s Choice “One of the Best Books of the. The Farming of Bones has ratings and reviews. Samadrita said: As much as there’s solace to be derived from bestowing much needed attention on n . Edwidge Danticat’s The Farming of Bones is a historical fiction account of the Parsley Massacre, as seen through the eyes of Amabelle.

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Although they are originally Haitian, their wealth disguises this. That would never fly!

While Amabelle frequently dreams of her parents drowning in the river, Sebastien dreams of his father’s death in the hurricane. The setting is mainly situated in the Dominican-Republic, the year is His real motive however was to segregate the two peoples. Aug 22, Jen Fordyce rated dxnticat really liked it.

Aside from Danticat’s use of symbolism, foreshadowing is also heavily prevalent. It still remains unclear what o accident is doing in the novel. Her dreams are usually told in a different chapter with bolded font. History has rendered Trujillo’s carnage much less visible than Duvalier’s, but no less painful.

Yet there remains a symbol hidden in afrming small act together, some routine to be remembered, and this becomes the silver lining for grief management.

The people at the river were unaware bines the brutal killings that had taken place there years ago. Highly recommend this one. Danticat dantticat dreamy sequences which detracted from the seriousness of the events for me.


The lovers each have poignant memories of parental deaths, and other deaths enter the narrative early, subtly presaging the slaughter that is to come. Her word pictures are extraordinarily precise and compelling, as in a representative description of fires set to clear harvested cane fields: Every detail of the birth scene–the balance of power between the middle-aged Seora and her Haitian maid, the babies’ skin color, not to mention which child is to survive–reverberates throughout Edwidge Danticat’s Farming danticaf Bones.

Juana and Luis — Juana is a housemaid who has been tending to the Ignacio family for several years.

I could barely feel anything for Amabelle and the others who suffered which makes me sad since the events were historically based. May 20, Rick rated it really liked it.

Her lover, Sebastian, has “arms as wide as one of farmihg bare thighs,” while the Seora’s complicit officer husband is “still shorter than the average man, even in his military boots. Particularly she has flashbacks of the past, dreams and memories that come to haunt her.

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I could not and will not turn away from her stories or her writing. I finished yesterday, picked up two new books and could not read neither much because the lingering impact of Farming will not fade. Reading this book felt like being submerged in water another of Danticat’s mesmerizing motifs ; I strained to really experience the full weight of what was happening. Here she explores the trials of a servant class, the violence implicit to the work of migrant cane harvesters, and the pervasive trauma of danticay.


Her writing is absolutely gorgeous With tens of thousands of Haitians dead after five days of killing the result was only that Trujillo’s power was weakened. This harrowing story balances its sadness with love interludes.

The Farming of Bones

The Farming of the Bones by Edwidge Danticat was a surprising and eye-opening read for me. Lists with This Book. Not me, not my son, not one of us has ever seen the other side of the border. Haitian lovers, Annabelle and Sebastie I looked to my dreams canticat softness, for oof gentler embrace, for relief from the fear of mudslides and blood bubbling out of the riverbed, where it is said the dead add their tears to the river flow.

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