Danticat's collection of stories detailing daily life under dictatorship in Haiti was a finalist for the National Book Award.
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.
YA?Danticat, born under Haitian dictatorship, moved to the U.S. 12 years ago. Many of the stories in this moving collection reflect the misery she has observed from afar and leave readers with a deep sadness for her native country. Survivors at sea in a too-small, leaky boat endure any indignity for the chance at escape. Selections about those remaining in Haiti have a dreamlike quality. A woman must watch her mother rot in prison for political crimes. A young father longs so much to fly that he gives his life for a few moments in the air. A prostitute plies her trade while her son sleeps. "New York Day Women" shows what life might be like in the U.S. for immigrants without resources. Through unencumbered prose, the author explores the effects of politics on people and especially the consequences of oppression on women, the themes of which figure into each of these vignettes.?Ginny Ryder, Lee High School, Springfield, VA
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There is no question that Krik? Krak!'s short stories are gritty. Danticat doesn't hold back any punches as she gives us a glimpse into the reality of Haitian life through the nine... Read morePublished 24 days ago by Vamos a Leer
Really good short stories that combine together at the end with the characters names. Will want you to keep reading more . Fast shipping and in good conditions .Published 2 months ago by sincerelykatrinax3
Danticat never disappoints! She is just one of the most incredible authors I've ever experiencedPublished 3 months ago by Maya Smith
Read this book for my research paper. It was good. Danticat writes with such vivid language. Some parts made me cringe at the images she portrayed. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Chiina Campbell
It's good and I like it. Stories were amazing , just the book version is different from the hard copies. Nice anywayPublished 6 months ago by lannanjiang.