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- Model: Book
- Weight: 250g
- Dimensions: 21.00cm x 14.00cm x 1.70cm
- ISBN: 978 1 61695 700 1
Before some Haitians tell a story, they ask, “Krik?” and their eager listeners respond, “Krak!” In this collection of short stories examining the lives, loves, and pains of ordinary Haitians, both in Haiti and the United States, Edwidge Danticat explores the distance between people’s intense desires and the stifling reality of their lives. These stories inform and enrich one another, as Danticat’s characters reveal a common ancestry and ties to the fictional town of Ville Rose. Spare, elegant and moving, these tales form a superb collection, including a new story, “In the Old Days,” special to this 20th anniversary edition.
“Vibrant, magic. . . wraps readers into the haunting life of a young Haitian girl.”
“A novel that rewards the reader again and again with small but exquisite and unforgettable epiphanies.”
—WASHINGTON POST BOOK WORLD
“Danticat ... is a brilliant storyteller. Her language is simple, gorgeous, and enticing. Her perfect pacing and seamless narrative ... make each character’s destiny seem inexorable.”
—TIME OUT NEW YORK
“Danticat gives us fully realized characters who endure their lives with dignity, a sensuously atmospheric setting and a perfectly paced narrative written in prose that is lushly poetic and erotic, specifically detailed ... and starkly realistic. While this novel is deeply sad, it is infused with Danticat’s fierce need to bear witness.”
—PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, STARRED REVIEW
EDWIDGE DANTICAT is the author of numerous books, including Brother, I’m Dying, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award and was a National Book Award finalist; Breath, Eyes, Memory, an Oprah Book Club selection; Krik? Krak!, a National Book Award finalist; and The Dew Breaker, winner of the inaugural Story Prize. The recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, she has been published in The New Yorker, The New York Times, and elsewhere. The Farming of Bones won an American Book Award for fiction in 1999.
English | paperback | 221 pages | Soho Press | New York | 1995