Title: BROTHER, I'M DYING - Scarce Pristine Copy of...
Publisher: New York City, NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 2007
Book Condition: As New
Dust Jacket Condition: As New
Signed: Signed by Author
Edition: 1st Edition.
1st Printing. Signed. 272 pages. Published in 2007. The author's debut memoir. One of the most important literary events of our time. 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 "Brother, I'm Dying". Her first memoir. Portions of the book originally appeared in The New Yorker Magazine. The title says it all: "In 2004, Danticat's uncle Joseph, a pastor in poor health at 81, fled Haiti after his church was burned, only to die under appalling circumstances in Florida's Krome Detention Center. Danticat vividly evokes the volatile Port-au-Prince neighborhood she called home after her parents emigrated to America and left her in the loving care of Joseph, her father's brother. She chronicles her uncle's experiences and the throat cancer that claimed his ability to speak as well as her parents' lives in New York before and after she was reunited with them. Haiti's bloody history and turmoil form her narrative's molten core while voice becomes its leitmotif. In a shattering yet redemptive manifestation of life's cycle, as Danticat's uncle enters his final days, her own father is slowly silenced by lung cancer, and she awaits the birth of her daughter. This meticulously crafted, deeply felt remembrance is an homage to one remarkable family and all who persevere, seeking justice and channeling love" (Donna Seaman). Every book by Edwidge Danticat is quietly enthralling. This harrowing tale is no exception. 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 in black pen on the title page by Edwidge Danticat. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. This title is a contemporary classic. This is one of few such signed copies of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing still available online and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. A scarce 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 flawless copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER EDWIDGE DANTICAT TITLES IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 1400041155. Bookseller Inventory # 12461
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