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Award Winning Books by
EDWIDGE DANTICAT

Claire of the Sea Light by Edwidge Danticat
223 reviews (2013) (256p) (PW Fiction) (NYT100) (LJ Top10) (MK Top) (ALA)
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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 of a fisherman, has gone missing.

Claire Limyè Lanmè—Claire of the Sea Light—is an enchanting child born into love and tragedy in Ville...
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Brother, I’m Dying by Edwidge Danticat
77 reviews (2007) (624p) (NBA Non) (NBCCA AutoBio)
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 From the best-selling author of The Dew Breaker, a major work of nonfiction: a powerfully moving family story that centers around the men closest to her heart—her father, Mira, and his older brother, Joseph.

From the age of four, Edwidge Danticat came to think of her uncle Joseph, a charismatic pastor, as her "second father," when she was placed in his care after her parents le...
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The Dew Breaker by Edwidge Danticat
57 reviews (2004) (256p) (NBCCA) (PF)
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 From the universally acclaimed author of Breath, Eyes, Memory and Krik? Krak!, a brilliant, deeply moving work of fiction that explores the world of a "dew breaker"—a torturer—a man whose brutal crimes in the country of his birth lie hidden beneath his new American reality.We meet him late in his life. He is a quiet man, a husband and father, a hardworking barber, a kindl...
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The Farming of Bones by Edwidge Danticat
64 reviews (1998) (320p) (ALA)
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 From the bestselling author of Breath, Eyes, Memory, a passionate and profound novel of two lovers struggling against political violence

The Farming of Bones begins in 1937 in a village on the Dominican side of the river that separates the country from Haiti. Amabelle Desir, Haitian-born and a faithful maidservant to the Dominican family that took her in when she was orphaned,...
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Krik?Krak! by Edwidge Danticat
75 reviews (1995) (240p) (NBA)
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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 ...
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Edwidge Danticat Award Stats
Major Prize* Nominations 7  
Unique Books Nominated for a Major Prize* 5  
Pulitzer Prize Wins 0  
Pulitzer Prize Nominations 0  
National Book Critics Circle Award Wins 0  
National Book Critics Circle Award Nominations 1 The Dew Breaker ·  
National Book Award Wins 0  
National Book Award Nominations 2 Krik?Krak! · Brother, I’m Dying ·  
Man Booker Prize Wins 0  
Man Booker Prize Nominations 0  
PEN/Faulkner Award Wins 0  
PEN/Faulkner Award Nominations 1 The Dew Breaker ·  

*Major Prize = Pulitzer Prize, National Book Critics Circle Award, National Book Award, Man Booker Prize, and PEN/Faulkner Award

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