An Evening With Edwidge Danticat: a benefit to move, re-launch and save Revolution Books 7-5-15

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Reading, discussion and Q&A with Edwidge Danticat, author of the novel Claire of the Sea Light, and other books including The Dew Breaker, Brother I’m Dying, Create Dangerously: The Immigrant Artist at Work, and The Farming of Bones (American Book Award winner).

Tickets $10, 25, 50...$100 ...$500

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• very limited number of $10 tickets
• $100 & up includes dinner with
   the author before the reading

About Claire of the Sea Light:
"Fiercely beautiful. . . . Brims with enchantments and surprises."  --Los Angeles Times

"Hypnotic. . . . Danticat creates rich and varied interior lives for her characters. . . . Heartbreaking."   --The New York Times Book Review

"A revealing portrait that mixes a touch of magic with the tough reality of life in Haiti."  --NPR

"Haunting. . . . Writing with lyrical economy and precision, Ms. Danticat recounts her characters' stories in crystalline prose that underscores the parallels in their lives."  --The New York Times

"The biggest questions of life flow from the pen of this brilliant novelist. In Claire of the Sea Light, Danticat folds the story into a package so preciously tight that we can tuck it in our hearts and keep it close and warm."  --Nikki Giovanni
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