"Danticat's calm clarity of vision takes on the resonance of folk art... Extraordinarily successful."
—The New York Times Book Review
"A novel that rewards the reader again and again with small but exquisite and unforgettable epiphanies."
— Bob Shacochis, Washington Post Book World
"Written in prose as clear as a bell, magical as a butterfly, and resonant as drum talk... An impressive debut."
— Julia Alvarez, author of How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
"A wise child's exploration — sensual, moving, clear-sighted."
—Kelvin Christopher James, author of Secrets
"An eloquent tale of four Haitian women and the sometimes anguished ties that bind them... and impressive first novel."
"Her story gives voice, depth and anguish to the loving, bittersweet ties that bind her to her circle of women. Breath, Eyes, Memory paints a rich portrait of a lush countryside, cane fields, rainwater baths... [and] illuminates the beauty and family life of Haiti."