Krik? Krak! /

by Danticat, Edwidge.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Vintage contemporaries.Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1996Edition: 1st Vintage contemporaries ed.Description: 224 p. ; 21 cm.ISBN: 067976657X :.Title notes: c.1 $12.00 prolam 6-99Subject(s): Haitian Americans -- Social life and customs -- Fiction | Women -- Haiti -- Fiction | Girls -- Haiti -- Fiction | Haiti -- Social life and customs -- Fiction
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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.

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Library Journal Review

This collection of previously published but interrelated short stories presents the harsh reality of daily Haitian life under a state-approved terrorist regime. Despite the harshness, 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. This theme is treated best in the work's longest piece "Caroline's Wedding." krik? krak! is Danticat's second publishing venture and second triumph folowing her well-received first novel Breath, Eyes, Memory (LJ 3/15/94). Highly recommended.‘Faye A. Chadwell, Univ. of Oregon, Eugene (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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