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Haitian-American author Edwidge Danticat has astonished readers for more than a decade with the lucid clarity of her prose. In "Breath, Eyes, Memory," "The Farming of Bones," "Krik? Krak!" and "The Dew Breaker" she took Americans to her native Haiti and Haitians to America with stunning power.

Now, Danticat is out with a memoir, "Brother, I'm Dying," which tells the heartbreaking true story of her own family, in Haiti and the U.S., and a beloved aging uncle dying in shackles in Miami.

It's a tragedy and a story of family love.

This hour On Point: Edwidge Danticat on love and death in two countries.Guests:

Edwidge Danticat, author of the memoir "Brother, I'm Dying."

This program aired on September 17, 2007.

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