Haiti noir

Format: Print Book 2011
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
Available (2)
Location Collection Call #
CLP - Main Library First Floor - Fiction Stacks FICTION Noir
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  First Floor - Fiction Stacks
Call Number  FICTION Noir
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Fiction NOIR Haiti
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Collection  Fiction
Call Number  NOIR Haiti
"A wide-ranging collection from the beloved but besieged Caribbean island. [...] The 36th entry in Akashic's Noir series (which ranges from Bronx to Delhi to Twin Cities) is beautifully edited, with a spectrum of voices."
-- Kirkus Reviews

"Danticat has succeeded in assembling a group portrait of Haitian culture and resilience that is cause for celebration."
-- Publishers Weekly

"A solid contribution to the [noir] series, especially for its showcasing of a setting not commonly portrayed in crime fiction."
-- Booklist

"Who can ever judge how important Danticat has been to Americans' understanding and re-evaluating Haiti's position and role in the hemisphere? Not just as a novelist and essayist in her own right, but as editor and guiding force behind this collection of short stories and the re-publication and English translation of the Chauvet triptych, the Haitian-born Danticat has brought her country's literature back into the world of English-speakers. Filled with delights and surprises, Haiti Noir , taken as a whole, provides a profound portrait of the country, from its crises to its triumphs, from the tiny bouks of the countryside to the shanties of the sprawling bidonvilles. Danticat herself has a lovely story in the collection, and permits two distinguished foreign writers on Haiti, Madison Smartt Bell and Mark Kurlansky, to slide in there among all the brilliant Haitians."
-- Daily Beast

Includes brand-new stories by: Edwidge Danticat, Rodney Saint-Eloi, Madison Smartt Bell, Gary Victor, M.J. Fièvre, Marvin Victor, Yanick Lahens, Louis-Philipe Dalembert, Kettly Mars, Marie Ketsia Theodore-Pharel, Evelyne Trouillot, Katia Ulysse, Ibi Aanu Zoboi, Nadine Pinede, and others.

Haiti has a tragic history and continues to be one of the most destitute places on the planet, especially in the aftermath of the earthquake. Here, however, Edwidge Danticat reveals that even while the subject matter remains dark, the caliber of Haitian writing is of the highest order.
Part I :
Which noir ?
Odette / Patrick Sylvain
The rainbow's end / M.J. Fievre
The finger / Gary Victor
Paradise Inn / Kettly Mars
Which one? / Evelyne Trouillot
Twenty dollars / Madison Smart Bell
Part II :
Noir crossroads
Claire of the sea light / Edwidge Danticat
- The harem / Ibi Aanu Zoboi
Rosanna / Josaphat-Robert Large
Maloulou / Marie Lilie Cerat
Dangerous crossroads / Louis-Philippe Dalembert
Blues for Irène / Marvin Victor
Part III :
Who is that noir? - The last department / Katia D. Ulysse
Departure lounge / Nadine Pinede
Who is that man? / Yanick Lahens
Mercy at the gate / Marie Ketsia Theodore-Pharel
The leopard of Ti Morne / Mark Kurlansky
The blue hill / Rodney Saint-Éloi.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Eighteen authors who either live in Haiti or have connections to the country contribute stories of greed, love, lust, murder, and other traditional noir themes. Along with many others unfamiliar to North American readers, there are a couple of surprises, including Mark Kurlansky, an American writer known for nonfiction but who, as a newspaper reporter, covered Haiti and the Caribbean for nearly a decade. Most of the stories are written in English, but a couple have been translated from the French. A solid contribution to the series, especially for its showcasing of a setting not commonly portrayed in crime fiction.--Pitt, David Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "As Danticat (Brother, I'm Dying) points out in her excellent introduction to this solid entry in Akashic's acclaimed noir series, most of its 18 stories were written before the devastating earthquake of January 2010. This natural tragedy lends a strong undercurrent to the fictional takes on a country that was already ravaged by the terrible human problems of poverty, violent crime, and political corruption. Powerful genre-benders include Katia D. Ulysse's "The Last Department," a stylish, Poe-inspired story about the mutual enmity of two daughters, one who "made it" in America and the other who stayed behind; and Yanick Lahens's "Who Is That Man?" in which an innocent man gets caught in the middle of drug cartel business. Other standouts are Patrick Sylvain's "Odette" and Kettly Mars's "Paradise Inn." Many selections aren't especially noir, at least not in the way that most crime fiction readers would recognize, but Danticat has succeeded in assembling a group portrait of Haitian culture and resilience that is cause for celebration. (Jan.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Series Akashic noir series.
Book 82 written by Earl Lovelace and Robert Antoni
#1 - Brooklyn noir
#2 - Brooklyn noir 2
#3 - Chicago noir
#4 - San Francisco noir
#5 - D. C. noir
#6 - Dublin noir
#7 - Manhattan noir
#8 - Baltimore noir
#9 - Twin cities noir
#10 - London noir
#11 - Miami noir
#12 - New Orleans noir
#13 - Los Angeles noir
#14 - Wall Street noir
#15 - Bronx noir
#16 - Havana noir
#17 - Detroit noir
#18 - Queens noir
#19 - Toronto noir
#20 - Las Vegas noir
#21 - Brooklyn noir 3
#22 - Trinidad noir
#23 - Manhattan noir 2
#24 - Istanbul noir
#25 - Paris noir
#26 - Rome noir
#27 - San Francisco noir 2
#28 - Seattle noir
#29 - Portland noir
#30 - Delhi noir
#31 - D. C. noir 2
#32 - Boston noir
#33 - Phoenix noir
#34 - Mexico City noir
#35 - Richmond noir
#36 - Los Angeles noir 2
#37 - Orange County noir
#38 - Indian country noir
#39 - Moscow noir
#40 - Philadelphia noir
#41 - Lone star noir
#42 - Haiti noir
#43 - Copenhagan noir
#44 - Barcelona noir
#45 - Cape Cod noir
#46 - Pittsburgh noir
#47 - San Diego noir
#48 - New Jersey noir
#49 - Mumbai noir
#50 - Long Island noir
#51 - Venice noir
#52 - Kingston noir
#53 - St. Petersburg noir
Subjects Noir fiction, French -- Translations into English.
Short stories, Haitian -- Translations into English.
Short stories, Haitian.
Short stories, French -- Translations into English.
Short stories, French.
Noir fiction.
Detective and mystery stories, French -- Translations into English.
Detective and mystery stories.
Haiti -- Fiction.
Short stories.
Publisher New York :Akashic Books,2011
Contributors Danticat, Edwidge, 1969-
Language English
Notes Some stories translated from the French.
Description 309 pages : maps ; 22 cm.
ISBN 9781617750137 (hc)
1617750131 (hc)
9781936070657 (pbk.)
1936070650 (pbk.)
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