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Edwidge Danticat

Biography

Edwidge Danticat

Edwidge Danticat is the author of numerous books, including THE ART OF DEATH, a National Book Critics Circle finalist; 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; THE DEW BREAKER, a PEN/Faulkner Award finalist and winner of the inaugural Story Prize; THE FARMING OF BONES, an American Book Award winner; BREATH, EYES, MEMORY, an Oprah’s Book Club selection; and KRIK? KRAK!, also a National Book Award finalist. A 2018 Neustadt International Prize for Literature winner and the recipient of a MacArthur “Genius” grant, she has been published in The New YorkerThe New York Times, Harper’s Magazine and elsewhere.

Edwidge Danticat

Books by Edwidge Danticat

by Edwidge Danticat - Fiction, Short Stories

EVERYTHING INSIDE explores the forces that pull us together, or drive us apart, sometimes in the same searing instant. In these eight emotionally absorbing stories, a romance unexpectedly sparks between two wounded friends; a marriage ends for what seem like noble reasons, but with irreparable consequences; a young woman holds on to an impossible dream even as she fights for her survival; two lovers reunite after unimaginable tragedy, both for their country and in their lives; a baby's christening brings three generations of a family to a precarious dance between old and new; and a man falls to his death in slow motion, reliving the defining moments of the life he is about to lose.

by Edwidge Danticat - Fiction, Literary Fiction

Edwidge Danticat’s first work of fiction since 2004’s THE DEW BREAKER is comprised of eight interlocking stories set in early 21st-century Haiti. The tales revolve around a seven-year-old girl named Claire, whose mother died in childbirth and whose father, a fisherman, now wants to give her away so that she will have a better life. CLAIRE OF THE SEA LIGHT is a riveting portrait of Haitian villagers and is told in Danticat’s lyrical prose.