I picked up this book at a Friends of the Library fill-the-box-for-$5 sale, probably grabbing it because of the intriguing title. It had been sitting in my TBR shelves for a while, and as it was short, I decided to give it a try. I was extremely disappointed.
The book is set partly in Haiti and partly in the eastern United States, and focuses on three generations of women: Sophia, her mother Martine and aunt Atie, and grandmother Ife. The characters are one-dimensional and the plot is boring. Danticat works in all sorts of feminist issues: rape, genital mutilation, virginity, sexual abuse.
Unfortunately, there isn't enough description of Haiti and life there, which might have redeemed the book for me. Not recommended.
© Amanda Pape - 2013
[This book was purchased at a Friends of the Library book sale, and it will be donated back to be re-sold.]