The Dew Breaker

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Product Details

Price
$16.95  $15.59
Publisher
Vintage
Publish Date
Pages
244
Dimensions
5.1 X 0.7 X 7.9 inches | 0.5 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781400034291
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About the Author

Edwidge Danticat is the author of numerous books, including Claire of the Sea Light, a New York Times notable book; After the Dance; Brother, I'm Dying, a National Book Critics Circle Award winner and National Book Award finalist; Breath, Eyes, Memory, an Oprah Book Club selection; Krik? Krak!, a National Book Award finalist; The Farming of Bones, an American Book Award winner; and The Dew Breaker, a PEN/Faulkner Award finalist and winner of the inaugural Story Prize. The recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, she has been published in The New Yorker, The New York Times, and elsewhere. She lives in Miami.

Reviews

"Courageous. . . . Beautiful. . . . The Dew Breaker is brilliant book, undoubtedly the best one yet by an enormously talented writer." --The Washington Post Book World

"Ms. Danticat's most persuasive, organic performance yet. . . . Each tale in The Dew Breaker could stand on its own as a beautifully made story, but they come together like jigsaw-puzzle pieces to create a picture of this man's terrible history and his and his victims' afterlife." --The New York Times

"Filled with quiet intensity and elegant, thought-provoking prose. . . . An elegiac and powerful novel with a fresh presentation of evil and the healing potential of forgiveness." --People

"Luminous. . . . This is a tale of crime and punishment in the great tradition of Dostoevsky." --The Baltimore Sun

"A devastating story of love, delusion, and history." --O, The Oprah Magazine

"Danticat's gift is to combine both sympathy and clarity in a moral tangle that becomes as tight as a Haitian community." --Time

"Breathtaking . . . With terrifying wit and flowered pungency, Edwidge Danticat has managed over the past 10 years to portray the torment of the Haitian people . . . In The Dew Breaker, Danticat has written a Haitian truth: prisoners all, even the jailers." -The New York Times Book Review

"Danticat [is] surely one of contemporary fiction's most sensitive conveyors of hope's bittersweet persistence in the midst of poverty and violence." -The Miami Herald

"Thrillingly topical . . . [The Dew Breaker] shines. . . . Danticat leads her readers into the underworld. It's furnished like home." -Los Angeles Times Book Review

"Stunning . . . Beautifully written fiction [that] seamlessly blend[s] the personal and political, [and] asks questions about shame and guilt, forgiveness and redemption, and the legacy of violence . . . haunting." -USA Today

"Fascinating. . . . Danticat is a fine and serious fiction writer who has slowly grown as an artist with each book she has written." -The Chicago Tribune

"In its varied characters, its descriptive power and its tightly linked images and themes, [The Dew Breaker] is a rewarding and affecting read, rich with insights not just about Haiti but also about the human condition." -San Francisco Chronicle

"[The Dew Breaker] is, most profoundly, about love's healing powers. From its marvelous descriptions of place to the gentle opening up of characters, this is a book that engages the imagination." -Elle

"With her grace and her imperishable humanity . . . [Danticat] makes sadness beautiful." -The New York Observer

"Danticat has an emotional imagination capable of evoking empathy for both predator and prey." -Entertainment Weekly

"With characteristic lyricism and grace, Danticat probes the painful legacy of a time when sons turned against their fathers, children were orphaned, and communities were torn apart." -The Philadelphia Inquirer

"Delicate and poetic . . . Danticat [is] more than a storyteller, she's a writer. . . . Her voice is like an X-Acto knife-precise, sharp and perfect for carving out small details." -The Minneapolis Star Tribune

"Filled with quiet intensity and elegant, thought-provoking prose . . . An elegiac and powerful novel with a fresh presentation of evil and the healing potential of forgiveness." -People

"[Danticat] fuses the beauty and tragedy of her native land, a land her characters want to forget and remember all at once." -Ebony

"In these stories Edwidge Danticat continues to speak eloquently for those who in losing their sorrowful homeland have lost their voices." -The Boston Globe

"Haitian-American writer Edwidge Danticat presents simple truths...this, the novelist seems to be saying is how you understand; here is the primer for survival." -The Atlanta Journal-Constitution