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Danticat, Edwidge. KRIK? KRAK! . New York City, NY: Soho Press, 1995. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 224 pages. Fine/Fine. Signed.

The author's debut collection of short stories. Now considered a contemporary classic. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now scarce. Presents Edwidge Danticat's "Krik? Krak!". Nine wonderful stories that have strengthened Edwidge Danticat's stature, and fulfilled the promise that was evident in her debut novel. A writer of limpid, luminous, and often achingly poetic prose, Danticat is The Real Thing: A writer without a "message", but with a sensibility, mastery of the English language, and acute powers of observation and insight distinctly her own. Every book by Edwidge Danticat is quietly enthralling. It blows away the shallow and self-indulgent life stories of her fellow American writers, and deserves to be read by anyone who still cares about writing as literature. An absolute "must-have" title for Edwidge Danticat collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed, dated, and inscribed in black pen on the title page by the author: "To Arlene, Krik? Krak! To you. Feel better soon. Edwidge Danticat. 5/2/96". It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. The recipient, who is named, is personally known to the author. This title is a contemporary classic. As far as we know, this is the only such signed, dated, and inscribed copy of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. It is the single best signed copy we have ever seen, with its handwritten repetition of the title itself. Please note: The more a writer leaves of herself on a page, the more collectible the copy is, not the other way around. Copies available online have serious flaws, are subsequent printings, or are remainder-marked. This is surely an accessible and lovely alternative. A rare signed copy thus. Winner of the Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Foundation Grant in 1998 for "The Farming of Bones". Finalist for the National Book Award in 2007 for "Brother, I'm Dying". Selected by The New Yorker Magazine as one of the "Twenty Writers for the 21st Century". Winner of the MacArthur Genius Grant in 2009. One of the most brilliant American writers of our time. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER EDWIDGE DANTICAT TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 1569470251. $60.00

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