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Haiti Noir 2: The Classics (Paperback)
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Edwidge Danticat's short story from "Haiti Noir 2: The Classics," "The Port-au-Prince Marriage Special," was included in "Ms. Magazine"'s Fall 2013 issue.
"A worthy sequel that skillfully uses a popular genre to help us better understand an often frustratingly complex and indecipherable society."
"There is danger and regret and fear in these stories, as characters try to negotiate a complex and often confounding land."
--"Miami Herald," Feature on "Haiti Noir 2" Miami launch
"This is a great collection of stories set in Haiti."
Praise for the original "Haiti Noir"
"Danticat has succeeded in assembling a group portrait of Haitian culture and resilience that is cause for celebration."
"This anthology will give American readers a complex and nuanced portrait of the real Haiti not seen on the evening news and introduce them to some original and wonderful writers."
"While the publisher defines the term 'noir' broadly--requiring sinister tales or crime stories that evoke a strong sense of place and do not have happy endings--the Haiti book offers its own spin with plenty of grisly crime, dire poverty, and references to magic and religion. There is also some tenderness."
--"New York Times"
Classic stories by: Danielle Legros Georges, Jacques Roumain, Ida Faubert, Jacques-Stephen Alexis, Jan J. Dominique, Paulette Poujol Oriol, Lyonel Trouillot, Emmelie Prophete, Ben Fountain, Dany Laferriere, Georges Anglade, Edwidge Danticat, Michele Voltaire Marcelin, Ezili Danto, Marie-Helene Laforest, Nick Stone, Marilene Phipps-Kettlewell, Myriam J.A. Chancey, and Roxane Gay.
The original best-selling "Haiti Noir" comprised all-new stories by today's best Haitian authors. This new volume collects the true classics of Haitian literature--both short stories and excerpts from longer works--and will be an integral piece of understanding how Haitian culture has evolved over the past fifty years. Editor Edwidge Danticat, one of the most respected Haitian writers, has a well-deserved sterling reputation, and here she follows on the success of the original first volume.
About the Author
Edwidge Danticat is the author of numerous critically accalimed books, including Breath, Eyes, Memory; Krik? Krak!, a National Book Award finalist, The Farming of Bones, an American Book Award winner; The Dew Breaker, a PEN/Faulkner Award finalist, and Brother, I'm Dying, winner of an NBCC award in Autobiography.