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Edwidge Danticat was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, in 1969. Her parents emigrated to New York when she was a small child, while she and her brother remained in Haiti, where they were raised by an aunt and uncle. At the age of twelve she moved to Brooklyn to be with her parents.

Danticat began writing as a teenager, and her essays and stories have appeared in many periodicals. She received a degree in French literature from Barnard College and an MFA in writing from Brown University. At Brown she completed work on Breath, Eyes, Memory, which she had begun as an undergraduate, and the novel was published in 1994. After finishing her master's degree, Danticat worked in Clinica Estetico, the production office of film director Jonathan Demme, who has a consuming interest in Haiti. She read and wrote scripts and continues to monitor and occasionally protest American policy in Haiti. In late 1994, Danticat returned to Haiti for the first time in thirteen years, to see President Aristide restored to power.

Danticat is the recipient of a James Michener Fellowship and awards from Seventeen magazine and from Essence. She is also the author of a collection of Haitian stories, Krik? Krak!, which was a National Book Award finalist, and the novel, The Farming of Bones (1998). She lives in New York City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375705045
Subtitle:
A Novel
Author:
Danticat, Edwidge
Publisher:
Vintage
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Large type books
Subject:
New york (n.y.)
Subject:
Travel
Subject:
Haiti
Subject:
New York
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Haitian Americans
Subject:
Women -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction.
Subject:
Haitian Americans - New York (State) -
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
fiction;haiti;novel;women;caribbean;coming of age;rape;immigration;haitian;oprah s book club;new york;family;literature;new york city;memoir;sexuality;contemporary fiction;20th century;mothers;mothers and daughters;immigrants;daughters;america;relationshi
Subject:
fiction;haiti;novel;women;caribbean;coming of age;rape;immigration;haitian;oprah s book club;new york;family;literature;new york city;memoir;sexuality;contemporary fiction;20th century;mothers;mothers and daughters;immigrants;daughters;america;relationshi
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage Contemporaries
Series Volume:
16
Publication Date:
19980518
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.00x5.24x.57 in. .47 lbs.

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