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The Garden of Broken Things

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The Garden of Broken Things by Francesca Momplaisir
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May 10, 2022 | ISBN 9780593321065

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“Momplaisir captures the soul of her home country with rare intimacy while also examining motherhood, survival, and forgiveness.”
—Juliana Ukiomogbe, Elle Magazine


“Powerful . . . Momplaisir’s luminous prose evokes the heat, smells, colors, and sounds of Port au Prince, lulling readers into believing that all will be well. Then the earth convulses . . . Superlative in her ability to portray the interior lives of mothers and their 24/7 litany of self-recrimination, Momplaisir also tackles themes of racism, immigration, and the lasting effects of colonialism. A notable achievement.”
Library Journal, starred


“Fast-paced and lyrical . . . The Haiti scenes sizzle with detail . . . Momplaisir has talent . . . this is a moving glimpse into the dynamics of Haitian diasporic culture.”
Publishers Weekly


“This complex tale of motherhood, saturated with guilt and envy, examines the consequences of the past for both those who leave their homes and those who are left behind.”
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