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Krik? Krak!

By: Edwidge Danticat
Narrated by: Miles & Graham
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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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A childhood favorite...

I remember finding this book when I was in elementary school, and how vivid and beautiful the stories were... to hear them brought to life in an audiobook was truly magical! 💖

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PHENOMENAL!!!!

This book is a canonical volume of Haitian-American literature

Any Haitian or American of Haitian descent will appreciate this book!

Every character in this book reminded me of my mother, father, aunt, uncle, sister & cousin.

The bone and pumpkin soup references made me feel nostalgic!!!

I really enjoyed this audiobook. The accolades it received are well deserved!!!

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Deeply Moving!

One of my favorite stories. The narration is evocative and captures the specific quality of the book, that which is both gritty and enchanting.

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Beautiful short stories of strength & resilience

To know Haiti is to know a history of overcoming. Slaves who overthrew their masters and have been eternally challenged by rejecting whiteness. These are beautiful stories written from the perspective of women with connection to Ville Rose. They tell stories of the Haitians who stayed and those of the diaspora, their plight, but most of all their grounding in a dignified identity. Very well narrated. Inspirational.

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FANTASTIC STORYTELLER (and storytelling)

Each narrator was chosen to allow the listener to revel in Danticat’s skill as a storyteller! Exceptionally well done.

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A captivating story of Haitian culture and folklore told with a poetic flow.

Krik? Krak! is a compilation of stories depicting the rich, traumatic history and cultural heritage of Haiti. It speaks of Haitian life in Haiti and in the US. Each story intertwined, linking past & present reuniting them all in the end. These stories are packed with love, loss, belonging, hope, suffering and grief. Descriptively rich, pulling the reader in to live vividly through the eyes of each character.

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I like the narrator

But the stories are forgettable. I wanted to like it but I just didn't find anything to like...but the narrator.

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marvelous

it just doesn't get any better than this masterpiece. danticat's pen is a magic wand that performs a perfected craft.