- (Stockholm, WI): Midnight Paper Sales, (2002).
- large 12mo.
- marbled paper-covered boards, paper spine label
- approximately (50) pages
Price: $100.00 other currencies
Order Nr. 73108
Printed by Gaylord Schanilec on Zerkall paper in an edition limited to 170 numbered copies, hand-set in monotype Walbaum, and signed by him and the author on the colophon. Prospectus loosely inserted. Fine copy. Cover paper marbled by Carol Scott. Bound by Franny Bannen and Lucy Graber. Twelve brief fictional statements reflecting on the experience of young Haitian-American women. "When I am walking in the streets of Brooklyn, I feel like I am walking in a curve, back to the past... I imagine everyone walking in a curve toward and away from each other, in and out of each other's life. We are all part of this Coriolus effect, I say. We are the wind and ocean currents that move one another from joy to happiness and back to pain." Edwidge Danticat (b.1969) writes of one of the most under-represented cultures in American literature, using a style that is both poetic and passionate. Her novel Breath, Eyes, Memory, 1994, was written as her MFA thesis at Brown University, and was the June 2000 selection of Oprah's Book Club. Her second book, Krik, Krak, a collection of short stories, was a 1997 National Book Award finalist. She is now widely considered to be one of the most talented young authors in the United States. Each of the 12 statements is preceded by a page containing a color illustration incorporating the number of the statement.