Mouths Don't Speak

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Product Details

Price
$15.95  $14.83
Publisher
Akashic Books, Ltd.
Publish Date
Pages
224
Dimensions
5.2 X 8.2 X 0.8 inches | 0.45 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781617755927

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About the Author

Katia D. Ulysse is a fiction writer, born in Haiti. Her short stories, essays, and Pushcart Prize-nominated poetry appear in numerous literary journals and anthologies, including: The Caribbean Writer, Smartish Pace, Phoebe, Meridians: feminism, race, transnationalism; Mozayik, The Butterfly's Way: Voices from the Haitian Dyaspora in the United States, and Haiti Noir, edited by Edwidge Danticat. She has taught in Baltimore public schools for thirteen years, and served as Goucher College's Spring 2017 Kratz Writer in Residence. Drifting, a collection of short stories, drew high praise from literary critics. She is currently at work on another short story collection. Mouths Don't Speak is her latest novel.

Reviews

With lush descriptions and Creole-inflected dialogue, Katia D. Ulysse frankly and deftly writes about the nuances and class differences in Haiti. Mouths Don't Speak explores how trauma touches us at home and abroad, wherever those places may be. This includes the experiences of the underserved kids Jacqueline teaches, American veterans, the earthquake victims, and children and their parents. Ulysse illustrates the complicated but unbreakable connections we have to family and home, and shows how privilege doesn't necessarily keep you from tragedy.-- "Shelf Awareness for Readers"
A deftly scripted and compelling read from first page to last, Mouths Don't Speak by Katia D. Ulysse is one of those rare and inherently riveting novels that will linger in the mind and memory long after the book itself has been finished and set back upon the shelf.-- "Midwest Book Review"
A beautiful exploration of one woman's quest to salvage a life that's been destroyed by an unforeseeable natural disaster.-- "Bitch, Included in BitchReads: 25 Fiction Books You Must Read in 2018"
Haitian-American author Katia D. Ulysse's Mouths Don't Speak is the powerful story of home and identity centered on a woman who returns to Haiti after a 25-year absence when an earthquake kills her parents.-- "The Root"
In this dark and stirring domestic novel about family, loss, and mental health . . . Ulysse expertly captures the grief of expats witnessing a tragedy from afar, while also critiquing the globetrotting 24/7 news cycle that feeds off disaster porn.-- "Atticus Review"