Praise for Krik? Krak! National Book Award Finalist for Fiction
Steeped in the myths and lore that sustained generations of Haitians, Krik? Krak!
demonstrates the healing power of storytelling.–San Francisco Chronicle
Virtually flawless . . . If the news from Haiti is too painful to read, read this book instead and understand the place more deeply than you ever thought possible.–Washington Post Book World
The voices of Krik? Krak!
. . . encapsulate whole lifetimes of experience. Harsh, passionate, lyrical.–The Seattle Times
Steady-handed yet devastating . . . In Haiti, where politics are lethal and women are condemned to suffering and death by men who envy and fear their powers, hope does indeed seem ludicrous, but in Danticat's fiction, mind and spirit soar above the pain and horrors of life.–Booklist
Danticat beautifully balances the poverty, despair, and brutality her characters endure with magic and myth. For many characters, she also explores the inevitable clash between traditions of Haitian home life and a new American culture. Principally mothers and daughters confront each other in these cultural and intergenerational wars, wars that would be emotionally devastating were it not for the indomitable presence of love . . . Highly recommended.–Library Journal
Spare, luminous stories that read like poems . . . [These] tales more than confirm the promise of her magical first novel. A silenced Haiti has once again found its literary voice.–Paule Marshall, author of Daughters