The Farming of Bones

Edwidge Danticat, The Farming of Bones. New York: Soho Press, 1998. Written by the acclaimed Haitian-American author Edwidge Danticat, this novel tells the harrowing and tragic story of Haitian characters who are caught on the Dominican side of the Haitian border during the Parsley Massacre of 1937. This novel tackles the intimate history and memory of a devastating genocide in Caribbean history. It explores concepts that are fundamental to human nature, like race, love, identity, nationality, and survival.