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Krik? Krak!

by Danticat, Edwidge

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New York: Soho Press, 1995. First edition (presumed; no earlier dates stated). Paperback. Small remainder mark to bottom edge, light spotting to top edge, barely worn spine head, else very good+.. White octavo; 224 p; 21 cm. Advance uncorrected proofs. Haitian Americans -- Fiction; Short stories. This book features ten stories on life in Haiti. In A Wall of Fire Rising, an unemployed worker dreams of escaping to America in a balloon, while in Caroline's Wedding, a woman gives her daughters red underwear to wear as protection from sexual advances by the spirit of their dead father. By the author of Breath, Eyes, Memory. Contents: Children of the sea -- Nineteen thirty-seven -- A wall of fire rising -- Night women -- Between the pool and the gardenias -- The missing peace -- Seeing things simply -- New York day women -- Caroline's wedding -- Epilogue: Women like us.


Since the publication of her debut work Breath, Eyes, Memory in 1994, Edwidge Danticat has won praise as one of America's brightest, most graceful and vibrant young writers.  In this novel, and in her National Book Award-nominated collection of stories, Krik? Krak! , Danticat evokes the powerful imagination and rich narrative tradition of her native Haiti, and in the process records the suffering, triumphs, and wisdom of its people.  Author Paule Marshall has said of Danticat, "A silenced Haiti has once again found its literary voice." Born in Haiti in 1969, Danticat, like the protagonist of her novel Breath, Eyes, Memory , at the age of twelve left her birthplace for New York to reunite with her parents.  She earned a degree in French Literature from Barnard College, where she won the 1995 Woman of Achievement Award, and later an MFA from Brown University.  More recently, she has received an ongoing grant from the Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Foundation. Critical acclaim and awards for her first novel included a Granta Regional Award for the Best Young American Novelists, a Pushcart Prize and fiction awards from Essence and Seventeen magazines.  She was chosen by Harper's Bazaar as one of 20 people in their twenties who will make a difference, and was featured in a New York Times Magazine article that named "30 Under 30" creative people to watch.  This winter, Jane magazine named her one of the "15 Gutsiest Women of the Year." Danticat's second novel, The Farming of Bones , based upon the 1937 massacre of Haitians at the border of the Dominican Republic, will be published in September 1998 by Soho Press.


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