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Danticat, Edwidge 1969-

Works: 256 works in 1,041 publications in 17 languages and 42,133 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Short stories  Juvenile works  Domestic fiction  Historical fiction  Biography  Short stories  Documentary films  Picture books  Illustrated works 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Editor, Author of screenplay, Performer, Contributor, Signer, win, wpr, Creator, Other, Author of introduction, Interviewee
Classifications: PS3554.A5815, 813.54
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Breath, eyes, memory by Edwidge Danticat( Book )

95 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in 11 languages and held by 3,964 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the age of twelve, Sophie Caco is sent from the impoverished village of Croix-des-Rosets to New York to be reunited with her mother. There she discovers secrets that no child should ever know and where she gains a legacy of shame that can only be healed when she returns to Haiti, to the woman who first reared her. What ensues is a passionate journey through a landscape charged with the supernatural and scarred by political violence, in a novel that bears witness to the traditions, suffering, and wisdom of an entire people
The farming of bones : a novel by Edwidge Danticat( Book )

95 editions published between 1998 and 2018 in 12 languages and held by 2,715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel on a massacre of Haitian immigrants in the Dominican Republic of the 1930s. The protagonists are two Haitian lovers, a sugarcane cutter and a maid. Twenty thousand people died in a government-led campaign of ethnic cleansing. By the author of Breath, Eyes, Memory. The young Haitian National Book Award nominee tells an epic tale of the 1937 tragedy at the border between Haiti & the Dominican Republic. An emotion-charged historical novel about the people of Haiti & the Dominican Republic in which Amabelle, an aging Haitian woman, recalls the terrible massacre of 1937 & what happened to her & the man she loved. From the acclaimed author of "Krik? Krak!". 1937: On the Dominican side of the Haiti border, Amabelle, a maid to the young wife of an army colonel falls in love with sugarcane cutter Sebastien. She longs to become his wife and walk into their future. Instead, terror unfolds them. But the story does not end here: it begins
Claire of the sea light by Edwidge Danticat( Book )

46 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 2,611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The interconnected secrets of a coastal Haitian town are revealed when one little girl, the daughter of a fisherman, goes missing"--
The dew breaker by Edwidge Danticat( Book )

59 editions published between 2004 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 2,480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of a man known as a "dew breaker," a Haitian torturer, whose past crimes lie beneath his new American reality
Krik? Krak! by Edwidge Danticat( Book )

49 editions published between 1995 and 2018 in 8 languages and held by 2,016 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 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
Haiti noir by Edwidge Danticat( )

19 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of crime and noir stories set in Haiti
Mama's nightingale : a story of immigration and separation by Edwidge Danticat( Book )

8 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 1,194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Saya's mother is sent to jail as an illegal immigrant, she sends her daughter a cassette tape with a song and a bedtime story, which inspires Saya to write a story of her own -- one that just might bring her mother home
Untwine : a novel by Edwidge Danticat( Book )

7 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and Japanese and held by 1,077 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Identical twin teenagers Giselle and Isabelle Boyer have always been inseparable, and expected to stay that way even though their Haitian American parents are separating--but when when the entire family is caught in a car crash, everyone's world is shattered forever
Anacaona, Golden Flower by Edwidge Danticat( Book )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,065 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beginning in 1490, Anacaona keeps a record of her life as a possible successor to the supreme chief of Xaragua, as wife of the chief of Maguana, and as a warrior battling the first white men to arrive in the West Indies, ravenous for gold
The dew breaker by Edwidge Danticat( )

18 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 993 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Haiti during the dictatorial 1960s, the man known as the "dew breaker" was a torturer. Now an American and a fixture in his Brooklyn neighborhood, he maintains a quiet life as a husband and father. His terrible deeds lie buried. As we meet his family, neighbors, and even his past victims, his story becomes one of reconciliation and rebellion. And as we return one final time to his turbulent past, we witness his last violent act, and his first encounter with the woman who offers him a chance for salvation
Girl rising by Richard E Robbins( Visual )

9 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in English and held by 972 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Girl Rising, a global campaign for girls' education, created this chronicle of nine girls in the developing world, allowing viewers the opportunity to witness how education can break the cycle of poverty
The art of death : writing the final story by Edwidge Danticat( Book )

8 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 853 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'I have been writing about death for as long as I have been writing.' [Danticat's] book moves outward from the shock of her mother's [cancer] diagnosis and sifts through Danticat's writing life and personal history, all the while shifting ... from examples that range from Gabriel García Márquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude to Toni Morrison's Sula. The narrative, which continually circles the many incarnations of death from individual to large-scale catastrophes, culminates in a ... prayer in the voice of Danticat's mother"
Eight days : a story of Haiti by Edwidge Danticat( Book )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and French and held by 773 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Junior tells of the games he played in his mind during the eight days he was trapped in his house after the devastating January 12, 2010 earthquake in Haiti. Includes author's note about Haitian children before the earthquake and her own children's reactions to the disaster
Behind the mountains by Edwidge Danticat( Book )

16 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and Spanish and held by 747 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Writing in the notebook which her teacher gave her, thirteen-year-old Celiane describes life with her mother and brother in Haiti as well as her experiences in Brooklyn after the family finally immigrates there to be reunited with her father
Breath, eyes, memory by Edwidge Danticat( )

18 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in English and held by 741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twelve-year-old Sophie Caco is removed from her impoverished village and sent to live in New York with her mother, a woman she barely knows. There she learns about a terrible truth that shadows her family
After the dance : a walk through Carnival in Jacmel, Haiti by Edwidge Danticat( Book )

22 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in English and held by 740 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author returns to her native land to describe Jacmel, Haiti, in the week leading up to Carnival, in a series of essays that capture the cultural magic, music, and madness of Carnival
The butterfly's way : voices from the Haitian dyaspora [sic] in the United States by Edwidge Danticat( Book )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poetry, essays, stories, and letters by people whose Haitian experiences shaped their lives
The best American short stories, 2001 : selected from U.S. and Canadian magazines by Barbara Kingsolver( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compilation of twenty American short stories by authors such as Rick Bass, Robert Olen Butler, Alice Mono, Joyce Carol Oates, and Tobias Wolff. Includes a list of 100 additional notable stories from 1991
The best American short stories, 2003( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents twenty works of American short fiction selected by guest editor Walter Mosley as the best of 2002, and includes contributors' notes, a list of one hundred additional stories, and editorial addresses for American and Canadian magazines
Everything inside : stories by Edwidge Danticat( Book )

6 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the best-selling author of Claire of the Sea Light and Brother, I'm Dying, a long-awaited return to fiction: a gorgeous collection of stories about community, family and love; about the forces that pull us together or drive us apart--a book rich with vividly imagined characters, hard-won wisdom, and humanity. In these eight stories by widely acclaimed, prizewinning author Danticat--some of which have appeared The New Yorker--a romance unexpectedly sparks between two wounded friends; a marriage ends for what seems like noble reasons, but leads to irreparable consequences; a young woman holds on to an impossible dream, even as she fights for her life, two lovers reunite after the biggest tragedy in their country and in their lives. Vividly set in places from Miami to Port-au-Prince to a small unnamed country in the Caribbean and beyond, these beautiful and moving stories showcase one of the world's most renowned voices at her absolute best
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Breath, eyes, memory
The farming of bones : a novelThe dew breakerKrik? Krak!Haiti noirAnacaona, Golden FlowerThe dew breakerEight days : a story of HaitiBehind the mountains
Alternative Names
Edwidge Danticat Amerikaans schrijfster

Edwidge Danticat amerikansk författare

Edwidge Danticat amerikansk skribent

Edwidge Danticat écrivaine américaine

Edwidge Danticat scrittrice haitiana

Edwidge Danticat US-amerikanische Schriftstellerin

Edwige Danticat

Дантика, Эдвидж

Едвиг Дантикат

אדווידג' דנטיקט

ادویج دانتیکا نویسنده آمریکایی

당티카, 에드위지 1969-

에드위지 당티카


ダンティカ, エドウィージ

ダンティカット, エドウィッジ