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Publisher's Summary

American Book Award-winning author Edwidge Danticat earned a National Book Award nomination for this brilliant collection of stories, which includes the Pushcart Prize-winner "Between the Pool and the Gardenias". A remarkably gifted writer, Danticat examines the brutality of her native Haiti, particularly as it affects women, in tales that soar with raw emotion.
©1995 Edwidge Danticat (P)2007 Recorded Books

Critic Reviews

"Spare, elegant and moving, these stories cohere into a superb collection." ( Publishers Weekly)

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great, emotional

Very insightful book about the lives of the people in Haiti on a personal level. the stories are somewhat sad and disheartening but the author has great purpose in writing the book. Very good narration also.

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