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Edwidge Danticat
Edwidge Danticat was born in Haiti in 1969 and came to the United States when she was twelve years old. She graduated from Barnard College and received an M.F.A. from Brown University. She made an auspicious debut with her first novel, Breath, Eyes, Memory, and followed it with the story... show more

Edwidge Danticat was born in Haiti in 1969 and came to the United States when she was twelve years old. She graduated from Barnard College and received an M.F.A. from Brown University. She made an auspicious debut with her first novel, Breath, Eyes, Memory, and followed it with the story collection Krik? Krak!, whose National Book Award nomination made Danticat the youngest nominee ever. She lives in New York.
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Birth date: January 19, 1969
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Reading Slothfully
Reading Slothfully rated it 2 years ago
This primarily reads like a collection of short stories, but they are linked with some common characters appearing in several of the episodes. Basically, it describes incidents in the lives of Haitian immigrants in the U.S., and, in some cases, describes their lives in Haiti prior to their immigrati...
Portable Monsters
Portable Monsters rated it 4 years ago
This book is about purity culture and the sexual abuse and dysfunction that are embedded within it, within the context of a Haitian family. It explores how it damages these women and yet they continue to perpetuate it, but if the book attempts to explain why they knowingly inflict it on the next gen...
EmilySavant
EmilySavant rated it 4 years ago
You know how you see the synopsis for a book and instantly know you have to read it? Even if it is sure to break your heart?Double yes.Add this one to your list of heartbreakers, because it is spectacular.Untwine got to me. It poured right into my soul as I devoured this book into my heart. I knew w...
Memories From Books on Booklikes
Memories From Books on Booklikes rated it 4 years ago
Untwine by Edwidge Danticat launches you into the devastation an accident brings to identical twins Isabelle and Giselle and doesn't let go until the last page. This is a story of grief and loss which transcends all explanations of why and all cultural boundaries. The lyrical writing draws you into ...
Obsidian Blue
Obsidian Blue rated it 5 years ago
I finished this book last night and let myself think on it over night before posting a review. First things first, I found this book to be brilliant.I honestly don't know that much about Haiti as a country or a culture. I of course know about the earthquake that struck the country in 2010. It was al...
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