In Edwidge Danticat's latest novel Claire of the Sea Light (Knopf; $25.95) Claire's mother has died and her father has made the decision to give her up. But on the night of Claire’s seventh birthday, she disappears. As her father and others look for her, painful secrets, haunting memories, and startling truths are unearthed among the community of men and women whose individual stories connect to Claire, to her parents, and to the town itself. “. . . brilliantly sheds light on an array of human issues with sexuality, identity, politics, class . . . A heartfelt journey.” —New York Daily News. Danticat's best-selling books include Brother, I’m Dying;
The Dew Breaker; andKrik?Krak!.