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The Resource Krik? Krak!, Edwidge Danticat

Krik? Krak!, Edwidge Danticat

Label
Krik? Krak!
Title
Krik? Krak!
Statement of responsibility
Edwidge Danticat
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Member of
Summary
In a land where vicious dictators crush dreams and lives on a whim, Haitian people have only faith and hope to sustain them. Perhaps it is the faith that a tiny, leaky boat packed with refugees will successfulyly navigate the ocean and reach Florida. Or perhaps it is the macbre hope that a daughter will find her mother's body in a mass grave, so she can wrap it in a homemade patchwork quilt
Tone
Writing style
Award
Library Journal Best Books, 1995.
Awards note
National Book Award Finalist for Fiction, 1995
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
022925
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Danticat, Edwidge
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
880
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Vintage contemporaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Haiti
  • Haitian Americans
  • Women
  • Girls
  • Girls
  • Haitian Americans
  • Women
  • Haiti
Target audience
adult
Label
Krik? Krak!, Edwidge Danticat
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Caroline's wedding -- Epilogue : Women like us
  • 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
Control code
ocm33359943
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st Vintage contemporaries ed.
Extent
224 pages
Isbn
9780679766575
Isbn Type
(trade)
Lccn
95043449
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)33359943
Label
Krik? Krak!, Edwidge Danticat
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Caroline's wedding -- Epilogue : Women like us
  • 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
Control code
ocm33359943
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st Vintage contemporaries ed.
Extent
224 pages
Isbn
9780679766575
Isbn Type
(trade)
Lccn
95043449
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)33359943

Library Locations

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