A "dew breaker" is a torturer, and this is the story of a man (and former dew breaker) living in the US with his family. His secret is that he was a dew breaker back in his home of Haiti. This book consists of interrelated stories around the dew breaker and his family, neighbors, and victims.
Heavy and serious. Not exactly an enjoyable book content-wise, but if you're looking for some solid literature, check it out.