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Edwidge Danticat

EDWIDGE DANTICAT is the author of numerous books, including Claire of the Sea Light, a New York Times notable book; Brother, I'm Dying, a National Book Critics Circle Award winner and National Book Award finalist; Breath, Eyes, Memory, an Oprah Book Club selection; Krik? Krak!, a National Book Award finalist; The Farming of Bones, an American Book Award winner; and The Dew Breaker, a PEN/Faulkner Award finalist and 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. She lives in Miami.

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Go Tell It on the Mountain
Written by James Baldwin, Introduction by Edwidge Danticat
Everyman's Library | Hardcover | March 1, 2016
$24.00/31.00(Canada) | 978-1-101-90761-0 (1-101-90761-4)

This haunting coming-of-age story, based in part on James Baldwin’s childhood in Harlem, is an American classic.

Originally published in 1953, Go Tell It on the Mountain was Baldwin’s first major work. With a potent combination of lyrical compassion and resonant rage, he portrays a fourteen-year-old boy questioning the terms of his... Read more

After the Dance
Written by Edwidge Danticat
Vintage | Trade Paperback | April 2015
$14.95/17.95(Canada) | 978-1-101-87291-8 (1-101-87291-8)

As a child, acclaimed author Edwidge Danticat was terrified by Carnival festivities – until 2002, when she returned home to Haiti determined to understand the lure of this famed event. Here she chronicles her journey to the coastal town of Jacmel, where she met with the performers, artists, and organizers who... Read more

Brother, I'm Dying
Written by Edwidge Danticat
Vintage | Trade Paperback | September 2008
$15.00/18.95(Canada) | 978-1-4000-3430-7 (1-4000-3430-2)

From the age of four, award-winning writer Edwidge Danticat came to think of her uncle Joseph as her “second father,” when she was placed in his care after her parents left Haiti for America. And so she was both elated and saddened when, at twelve, she joined her parents and youngest... Read more

Claire of the Sea Light
Written by Edwidge Danticat
Vintage | Trade Paperback | July 2014
$15.00/18.00(Canada) | 978-0-307-47227-4 (0-307-47227-2)

A New York Times Book Review and Washington Post Notable Book of the Year, an NPR "Great Read," a Christian Science Monitor Best Fiction Book, and a Library Journal Top Book

Just as her father makes the wrenching decision to send her away for a chance at a better life, Claire Limyè Lanmè—Claire...

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Create Dangerously
Written by Edwidge Danticat
Vintage | Trade Paperback | September 2011
$14.95/16.95(Canada) | 978-0-307-94643-0 (0-307-94643-6)

A New York Times Notable Book
A Miami Herald Best Book of the Year

In this deeply personal book, the celebrated Haitian-American writer Edwidge Danticat reflects on art and exile.
Inspired by Albert Camus and adapted from her own lectures for Princeton University’s Toni Morrison Lecture Series, here Danticat tells stories of artists who... Read more

The Dew Breaker
Written by Edwidge Danticat
Vintage | Trade Paperback | March 2005
$14.95/16.95(Canada) | 978-1-4000-3429-1 (1-4000-3429-9)

We meet him late in life: a quiet man, a good father and husband, a fixture in his Brooklyn neighborhood, a landlord and barber with a terrifying scar across his face. As the book unfolds, moving seamlessly between Haiti in the 1960s and New York City today, we enter the lives... Read more

Krik? Krak!
Written by Edwidge Danticat
Vintage | Trade Paperback | April 1996
$14.95/17.95(Canada) | 978-0-679-76657-5 (0-679-76657-X)

When Haitians tell a story, they say "Krik?" and the eager listeners answer "Krak!" In Krik? Krak! In her second novel, Edwidge Danticat establishes herself as the latest heir to that narrative tradition with nine stories that encompass both the cruelties and the high ideals of Haitian life. They tell of... Read more

Love, Anger, Madness
Written by Marie Vieux-Chauvet, Translated by Rose-Myriam Rejouis and Val Vinokur, Introduction by Edwidge Danticat
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | March 2010
$16.00/19.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-7692-2 (0-8129-7692-4)

Available in English for the first time, Marie Vieux-Chauvet’s stunning trilogy of novellas is a remarkable literary event. In a brilliant translation by Rose-Myriam Réjouis and Val Vinokur, Love, Anger, Madness is a scathing response to the struggles of race, class, and sex that have ruled Haiti. Suppressed upon its initial... Read more