New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2007.
x, 272 p. ; 22 cm.
"This is a Borzoi book"--T.p. verso.
When the author was only four years old, her parents emigrated from Haiti to New York in search of a better life, leaving their daughter in the care of her uncle Joseph. A peaceful pastor in Port-au-Prince, Joseph raised Edwidge with the love and devotion of a father, despite facing many hardships in politically turbulent Haiti. It wasn't until she was 12 years old that Edwidge was finally reunited with her parents--and forced to confront the inevitably complex emotions.