This article explores the poetics of return in Edwidge Danticat's The Dew Breaker and her latest work, Brother, I'm Dying. Focusing on the roles of memory, imagination, borrowed recollections, and autobiography, the article illustrates how Danticat writes this return in her work, the landscape she creates, and the people in it. If home, as the article argues, has always been Haiti for this writer, the two selected works expose the ambiguous, enigmatic character of this location.

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