From the bestselling author of "The Dew Breaker" comes a major work of nonfiction: a powerfully moving family story that centers around the men ...Show synopsisFrom the bestselling author of "The Dew Breaker" comes a major work of nonfiction: a powerfully moving family story that centers around the men closest to the author's heart--her father, Mira, and his older brother, Joseph.Hide synopsis
Description:Fine in fine dust jacket. Alfred A. Knopf, New York, NY, 2007....Fine in fine dust jacket. Alfred A. Knopf, New York, NY, 2007. 1st Edition, 1st Printing, Fine/Fine, Hard Cover, Size=6."x8.5", 272 pages. Clean, bright & tight. No ink names, tears, chips, foxing etc. Price unclipped. ISBN 9781400041152 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES ALL ARE WELL PACKED WITH CARE!
Description:Very Good in Very Good, Not Price Clipped jacket. Book. Signed...Very Good in Very Good, Not Price Clipped jacket. Book. Signed by Author(s) First Edition stated on verso of title page; signed by Edwidge Danticat on the title page with no inscription; some edge wear to boards and dust jacket; red remainder dot on bottom edge near spine; otherwise a solid, clean copy with no marking or underlining; collectable condition.
Description:Signed by Author. Hardcover. First Edition. First Printing. 272...Signed by Author. Hardcover. First Edition. First Printing. 272 pages. As New in As New dust jacket. The author's debut memoir. One of the most important literary events of our time. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now scarce. Portions of the book originally appeared in The New Yorker Magazine. Presents Edwidge Danticat's memoir. The title says it all: "In 2004, Danticat's uncle Joseph, a pastor in poor health at 81, fled Haiti after his church was burned, only to die under appalling circumstances in Florida's Krome Detention Center. Danticat vividly evokes the volatile Port-au-Prince neighborhood she called home after her parents emigrated to America and left her in the loving care of Joseph, her father's brother. She chronicles her uncle's experiences and the throat cancer that claimed his ability to speak as well as her parents' lives in New York before and after she was reunited with them. Haiti's bloody history and turmoil form her narrative's molten core while voice becomes its leitmotif. In a shattering yet redemptive manifestation of life's cycle, as Danticat's uncle enters his final days, her own father is slowly silenced by lung cancer, and she awaits the birth of her daughter. This meticulously crafted, deeply felt remembrance is an homage to one remarkable family and all who persevere, seeking justice and channeling love" (Donna Seaman). Every book by Edwidge Danticat is quietly enthralling. This harrowing tale is no exception. It blows away the shallow and self-indulgent life stories of her fellow American writers, and deserves to be read by anyone who still cares about writing as literature. A "must-have" title for Edwidge Danticat collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed in black pen on the title page by Edwidge Danticat. This title is now collectible. This is one of few signed copies of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing still available online and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. A scarce signed copy thus. Winner of the Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Foundation Grant in 1998 for "The Farming of Bones". Finalist for the National Book Award in 2007 for "Brother, I'm Dying". Selected by The New Yorker Magazine as one of the "Twenty Writers for the 21st Century". Winner of the MacArthur Genius Grant in 2009. One of the most brilliant living American writers. A flawless copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER EDWIDGE DANTICAT TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 1400041155.
Description:As New in As New jacket. Book. Signed by Author(s) 2007 Knopf...As New in As New jacket. Book. Signed by Author(s) 2007 Knopf First Edition in AN/AN condition and **SIGNED** on the title page. A wonderful copy. **BONUS** Also receive the 1994 paperback copy of Breath, Eyes Memory which is *SIGNED & INSCRIBED* in FINE condition.
The "USA is bad" genre gets more play than the opportunity the USA actually, in fact, presented to the family in this work. Nothing was said, for example, in this memoir about the author being able to get an education, develop her obviously great writing talent in this great country, make money and get this book disseminated so widely.
I was just finishing this book at the time of the Haiti earthquakes (2010). Of course I had concern for the people of Haiti, but having just read this book helped me look with greater compassion on the plight of the people there. In general, it opened my eyes to the hardships and emotional difficulties of families being torn apart by poverty and immigration. The barriers and downright meanness of bureaucracy were sometimes hard to read. But learning how this family faced hardships and overcame the harsh realities in their lives should be a real inspiration to any reader.
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