This is the story of two brothers—and of a daughter's great love for them both.
From the age of four, award-winning writer Edwidge Danticat came to think of her uncle Joseph as her “second father,” when she was placed in his care after her parents left Haiti for America. And so she was both elated and saddened when, at twelve, she joined her parents and younger brothers in New York City. As Edwidge adjusted to life in a new country, she and her family continued to fear for the safety of those still in Haiti as the political situation deteriorated.
In 2004, they entered into a terrifying tale of good people caught up in events beyond their control. Their story made headlines around the world. Brother I'm Dying is an astonishing true-life epic, told on an intimate scale by one of our finest writers.