Paperback $14.95

Vintage | Apr 02, 1996 | 240 Pages | 5-3/16 x 8 | ISBN 9780679766575

  • Paperback$16.00

    Soho Crime | Dec 15, 2015 | 208 Pages | 5-1/2 x 8-1/4 | ISBN 9781616957001

  • Paperback$14.95

    Vintage | Apr 02, 1996 | 240 Pages | 5-3/16 x 8 | ISBN 9780679766575

  • Ebook$14.00

    Soho Press | Jan 01, 2004 | 227 Pages | 5-1/4 x 8 | ISBN 9781569478028


Praise for Krik? Krak!

“Steeped in the myths and lore that sustained generations of Haitians, Krik? Krak! demonstrates the healing power of storytelling.”
—San Francisco Chronicle

“Virtually flawless . . . If the news from Haiti is too painful to read, read this book instead and understand the place more deeply than you ever thought possible.”
—Washington Post Book World

“The voices of Krik? Krak! . . . encapsulate whole lifetimes of experience. Harsh, passionate, lyrical.”
—The Seattle Times

“Steady-handed yet devastating . . . In Haiti, where politics are lethal and women are condemned to suffering and death by men who envy and fear their powers, hope does indeed seem ludicrous, but in Danticat’s fiction, mind and spirit soar above the pain and horrors of life.”

“Danticat beautifully balances the poverty, despair, and brutality her characters endure with magic and myth. For many characters, she also explores the inevitable clash between traditions of Haitian home life and a new American culture. Principally mothers and daughters confront each other in these cultural and intergenerational wars, wars that would be emotionally devastating were it not for the indomitable presence of love . . . Highly recommended.”
—Library Journal

“Spare, luminous stories that read like poems . . . [These] tales more than confirm the promise of her magical first novel. A silenced Haiti has once again found its literary voice.”
—Paule Marshall, author of Daughters

From the Trade Paperback edition.

Table Of Contents

Children of the Sea
Nineteen Thirty-Seven
A Wall of Fire Rising
Night Women
Between the Pool and the Gardenias
The Missing Peace
Seeing Things Simply
New York Day Women
Caroline’s Wedding
Epilogue: Women Like Us
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