The Farming of Bones is the story of Haitian orphan Amabelle Desir, a young girl living and working in the Dominican Republic. Amabelle falls in love with another worker, Sebastien Onius, but in 1937 Dominican President Rafael Trujillo begins a program of purposeful ethnic cleansing that puts both their lives in danger. The two are separated and never reconnect, Sebastien dying in the chaos as Amabelle is forced to flee back to Haiti.

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