Krik? Krak!

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  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 1996-04-02
  • Publisher: Vintage

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When Haitians tell a story, they say "Krik?" and the eager listeners answer "Krak!" InKrik? 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 women who continue loving behind prison walls and in the face of unfathomable loss; of a people who resist the brutality of their rulers through the powers of imagination. The result is a collection that outrages, saddens, and transports the reader with its sheer beauty.

Author Biography

Since the publication of her debut work <b>Breath, Eyes, Memory</b> in 1994, Edwidge Danticat has won praise as one of<br>America's brightest, most graceful and vibrant young writers.  In this novel, and in her National Book Award-nominated collection of stories, <b>Krik? Krak!</b>, 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."<br><br><br><br>Born in Haiti in 1969, Danticat, like the protagonist of her novel <b>Breath, Eyes, Memory</b>, at the age of twelve left her<br>birthplace for New York to reunite with her parents.  She ear

Table of Contents

Children of the Seap. 1
Nineteen Thirty-Sevenp. 31
A Wall of Fire Risingp. 51
Night Womenp. 81
Between the Pool and the Gardeniasp. 89
The Missing Peacep. 101
Seeing Things Simplyp. 123
New York Day Womenp. 143
Caroline's Weddingp. 155
Epilogue: Women Like Usp. 217
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