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The farming of bones : a novel
- New York, NY : Soho Press, ©1998.
- 312 pages ; 22 cm.
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- Trujillo Molina, Rafael Leónidas, 1891-1961. — Fiction.
- Massacres — Dominican Republic — History — 20th century — Fiction.
- Haitians — Dominican Republic — History — 20th century — Fiction.
- Women domestics — Dominican Republic — Fiction.
- Plantation life — Dominican Republic — Fiction.
- Dominican-Haitian Conflict, 1937 — Fiction.
- Refugees — Dominican Republic — Fiction.
- Haitians — Dominican Republic — Fiction.
- Genocide — Dominican Republic — Fiction.
- Dominican Republic — History — 1930-1961 — Fiction.
- Dominican Republic — Fiction.
- Haiti — Fiction.
- Historical fiction.
- "It is 1937, the Dominican side of the Haitian border. Amabelle, orphaned at the age of eight when her parents drowned, is a maid to the young wife of an army colonel. She has grown up in this household, a faithful servant. Sebastien is a field hand, an itinerant sugarcane cutter. They are Haitians, useful to the Dominicans but not really welcome. There are rumors that in other towns Haitians are being persecuted, even killed. But there are always rumors." "Amabelle loves Sebastien. He is handsome despite the sugarcane scars on his face, his calloused hands. She longs to become his wife and walk into their future. Instead, terror enfolds them. But the story does not end here: it begins." "The Farming of Bones is about love, fragility, barbarity, dignity, remembrance, and the only triumph possible for the persecuted: to endure."--BOOK JACKET.
- 1569471266 (alk. paper)
- Identifying numbers
- LCCN: 98003655
- OCLC: 38731998