Claire of the sea light is the translation from creole french of one characters name who shows up in the beginning and then isnt heard from again for a long time the novel is actually a series of connected short stories that overlap in story line and for most tie into the same moment. And when the story is over i always feel a little bereft claire of the sea light is the story of claire told through the stories of those around her i loved how the story began with claires 7th birthday and then moved backward through time to her birth and then circled back to her 7th birthday again. Claire of the sea light the morning claire limy lanm faustin turned seven a freak wave measuring between ten and twelve feet high was seen in the ocean outside of ville rose claires father nozias a fisherman was one of many who saw it in the distance as he walked toward his sloop. Claire limy lanm claire of the sea light is an enchanting child born into love and tragedy in ville rose haiti claires mother died in childbirth and on each of her birthdays claire is taken by her father nozias to visit her mothers grave. Claire of the sea light is a novel published in august 2013 by knopf and written by edwidge danticatset in the island town of ville rose haiti it narrates the story of the disappearance of a seven year old girl claire limy lanm faustin and of the memories of an entire townspeople that are brought to life in the wake of her disappearancein the words of guardian reviewer kamila shamsie
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