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Claire of the Sea Light

by Edwidge Danticat

From the best-selling author of Brother, I’m Dying and The Dew Breaker: a stunning new work of fiction that brings us deep into the intertwined lives of a small seaside town where a little girl, the daughter...


The Dew Breaker

Story Prize 2004

by Edwidge Danticat

We meet him late in life: a quiet man, a good father and husband, a fixture in his Brooklyn neighborhood, a landlord and barber with a terrifying scar across his face. As the book unfolds, moving seamlessly...


Brother, I'm Dying

Dayton Literary Peace Prize for Nonfiction 2008, National Book Critics Circle Award for Memoir/Autobiography 2007

by Edwidge Danticat

From the age of four, award-winning writer Edwidge Danticat came to think of her uncle Joseph as her “second father,” when she was placed in his care after her parents left Haiti for America. And so she...


The Farming of Bones

by Edwidge Danticat

It is 1937 and Amabelle Désir, a young Haitian woman living in the Dominican Republic, has built herself a life as the servant and companion of the wife of a wealthy colonel. She and Sebastien, a cane worker,...


A Walk Through Carnival

by Edwidge Danticat

A Vintage Shorts Travel Selection

 

Growing up in Haiti, Edwidge Danticat kept well clear of carnival—terrified by the stories of danger and debauchery that her uncle told her. Decades later, a grown woman...


Create Dangerously: The Immigrant Artist at Work

by Edwidge Danticat

A New York Times Notable Book

A Miami Herald Best Book of the Year

In this deeply personal book, the celebrated Haitian-American writer Edwidge Danticat reflects on art and exile.

 

Inspired by Albert Camus and...


After the Dance: A Walk Through Carnival in Jacmel, Haiti (Updated)

by Edwidge Danticat

In After the Dance, one of Haiti’s most renowned daughters returns to her homeland, taking readers on a stunning, exquisitely rendered journey beyond the hedonistic surface of Carnival and into its deep heart....