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The Dew Breaker Overview

The Dew Breaker, by Edwidge Danticat, is a collection of connected short stories that revolve around the Haitian immigrant community in New York. The immigrants' lives have been changed forever by the actions of the dictatorship that drove them out of their own country. The Dew Breaker explores important themes, including the idea that life is a pendulum that swings between regret and forgiveness and that family is central to life.

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