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Told with piercing lyricism and the economy of a fable, Claire of the Sea Light is a tightly woven, breathtaking tapestry that explores what it means to be a parent, child, neighbor, lover, and friend, while revealing the mysterious bonds we share with the natural world and with one another. Embracing the magic and heartbreak of ordinary life, it is Edwidge Danticat’s most spellbinding, astonishing book yet.
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By FanB14 on 09-15-13
Claire Shines, Other Characters Not So Much
A young Haitian girl is born on the same day her mother passes and raised by a father who wasn't sure he wanted to be a parent from the start. While he loves her, he grapples with the decision to let the village fabric shop owner keep her as she has lost her own daughter and can provide more opportunities than the poor fisherman.
Beautiful, brief, and honest novel explores the question of what it means to be a parent from mother's, father's, and a friend's (who ran away from fatherhood only to be smacked into reality later) point of view. The beginning was well written, but the middle diverged course with an inconsequential character loosely threaded to the story. The last 1/4 of the book returned to original form with a satisfying ending.
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By S. G. on 06-03-15
Robin Miles did great with the narration. The story was very emotional and I found myself tearing up a few times. At the heart of it, "Claire" looks at what it means to be a parent, a child and to sacrifice and who benefits or hurts from that sacrifice the most. Overall, I recommend it but I agree with some of the other reviews on here that the ending was rather anti-climatic. I was waiting for a wrap up or a point to it all but in the end, I was left with just a beautiful story.
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