Edwidge Danticat was born and raised in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. She is the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship and the author of several books, including Brother, I'm Dying, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award; 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, winner of the inaugural Story Prize. She lives in Miami with her family.
'A haunting new novel ... Writing with lyrical economy and
precision, Ms. Danticat recounts her characters' stories in
crystalline prose that underscores the parallels in their lives'
New York Times. * New York Times *
'A jewel - a remarkable book, as luminous as its title' Ann Patchett. * Ann Patchett *
'Magnificent ... this is a book that draws its power from its clear-eyed look at both love and decay' Kamila Shamsie, Guardian. * Guardian *