Haiti noir

by Danticat, Edwidge

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A collection of crime and noir stories set in Haiti.
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 Smartt Bell
Noir crossroads: Claire of the sea light / Edwidge Danticat. The harem / Ibi Aanu Zoboi. Rosanna / Josaphat-Robert Large. Maloulou / Marie Lily Cerat. Dangerous crossroads / Louis-Philippe Dalembert. Blues for Irène / Marvin Victor
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 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
Short Stories
Haiti Fiction.
Electronic books.
Mystery fiction.
Noir fiction.
Short stories.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Publisher [Place of publication not identified] :Akashic Books,2010
Akashic Books2010
Contributors Danticat, Edwidge, 1969-
OverDrive, Inc.
Language English
Some stories translated from the French.
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Description 1 online resource.
ISBN 9781617750120
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