Breath, Eyes, Memory
By: Edwidge Dundicat
Atie Coca: Tante Atie, as Sophie calls her, is a woman of great pain. She has suffered through being left at the alter to being sexually assaulted by her own mother for most of her life. She ha a heart of gold that, after Sophie left to live with her mother, broke and turned catalyst.
Martine Coca: the emotionally broken mother of Sophie and younger sister of Atie. She as well was sexually assaulted by her mother. She was also raped by a man in Haiti with whom she became pregnant with Sophie. She now suffers from extreme bad dreams. Once her daughter became a teenager she became obsessed with keeping her pure and unfortunately continued the cycle of mother-daughter molestation.
Grandmè Ifé: Ifé is.the wise grandmother of Sophie and mother of Atie and Martine. She spends her time of the remainder if her life planing her funeral. Wile she visits with Sophie she gives her strong advise and much needed answers to her questions.
About the author
The author of Breath, Eyes, Memory
Both the author and the main characters live in or have lived in Haiti.
Daffodils were the main character's mother favorite flowers and they continued to reappear throughout the book.