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Haiti Noir 2

The Classics
(Book - 2014 )
Haiti Noir 2

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Edwidge Danticat's short story from Haiti Noir 2: The Classics , "The Port-au-Prince Marriage Special," was included in Ms. Magazine 's Fall 2013 issue. "A worthy sequel that skillfully uses a popular genre to help us better understand an often frustratingly complex and indecipherable society." -- Miami Herald "There is danger and regret and fear in these stories, as characters try to negotiate a complex and often confounding land." -- Miami Herald , Feature on Haiti Noir 2 Miami launch "Just when you thought you have read it all and have experienced the best of literary brilliance, there comes along an unrivaled work of narrative intensity, penned with a spellbinding authenticity. Haiti Noir 2 is just that work of art....A rare gem." -- Kaieteur News Online "Quite a collection...a multi-generational tour of Haiti's literature...It makes you feel as if some things out to have Part twos." -- Kreyolicious "This is a great collection of stories set in Haiti." -- Book Nerd Praise for the original Haiti Noir : "Danticat has succeeded in assembling a group portrait of Haitian culture and resilience that is cause for celebration." -- Publishers Weekly "This anthology will give American readers a complex and nuanced portrait of the real Haiti not seen on the evening news and introduce them to some original and wonderful writers." -- Library Journal "While the publisher defines the term 'noir' broadly-requiring sinister tales or crime stories that evoke a strong sense of place and do not have happy endings-the Haiti book offers its own spin with plenty of grisly crime, dire poverty, and references to magic and religion. There is also some tenderness." -- New York Times Launched with the summer '04 award-winning best seller Brooklyn Noir , Akashic Books continues its groundbreaking series of original noir anthologies. Each book is comprised of all-new stories, each one set in a distinct neighborhood or location within the city of the book. Classic stories by: Danielle Legros Georges, Jacques Roumain, Ida Faubert, Jacques-Stephen Alexis, Jan J. Dominique, Paulette Poujol Oriol, Lyonel Trouillot, Emmelie Prophète, Ben Fountain, Dany Laferrière, Georges Anglade, Edwidge Danticat, Michèle Voltaire Marcelin, Èzili Dantò, Marie-Hélène Laforest, Nick Stone, Marilène Phipps-Kettlewell, Myriam J.A. Chancey, and Roxane Gay. The original best-selling Haiti Noir comprised all-new stories by today's best Haitian authors. This new volume collects the true classics of Haitian literature--both short stories and excerpts from longer works--and will be an integral piece of understanding how Haitian culture has evolved over the past fifty years. Editor Edwidge Danticat, one of the most respected Haitian writers, has a well-deserved sterling reputation, and here she follows on the success of the original first volume.
Title: Haiti noir 2
the classics
Publisher: New York :, Akashic Books,, 2014
Characteristics: 255 pages :,map ;,21 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Notes: Some stories translated from the French.
Contents: Part I: Hunted/haunted: Praisesong for Port-au-Prince / Danielle Legros Georges
Preface to the life of a bureaucrat / Jacques Roumain
A strange story / Ida Faubert
The enchanted second lieutenant / Jacques-Stephen Alexis
A white house with pink curtains in the downstairs windows / Jan J. Dominique
Oresca / Paulette Poujol Oriol
Children of heroes (excerpt) / Lyonel Trouillot
Part II: Seduced: Remember one day / Emmelie Prophète
Rêve Haitien / Ben Fountain
Heading south / Dany Laferrière
Three letters you will never read / Georges Anglade
The Port-au-Prince marriage special / Edwidge Danticat
True life / Michèe Voltaire Marcelin
Part III: Losing my way: I just lost my way / Èzili Dantò
The mission / Mari-Hélène Laforest
Barbancourt blues (excerpt) / Nick Stone
Dame Marie / Marilène Phipps-Kettlewell
Surrender (excerpt) / Myriam J. A. Chancy
Things I know about fairy tales / Roxane Gay.
Additional Contributors: Danticat, Edwidge - 1969-
ISBN: 9781617751936
Statement of Responsibility: edited by Edwidge Danticat
Subject Headings: Haiti Fiction. Noir fiction, French Translations into English. Noir fiction. Short stories, Haitian Translations into English. Short stories, Haitian. Short stories, French Translations into English. Short stories, French. Detective and mystery stories, French Translations into English. Detective and mystery stories.
Genre/Form: Noir fiction.
Mystery fiction
Short stories.
Topical Term: Noir fiction, French
Noir fiction.
Short stories, Haitian
Short stories, Haitian.
Short stories, French
Short stories, French.
Detective and mystery stories, French
Detective and mystery stories.
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