Behind the Mountains Audiobook, by Edwidge Danticat Play Audiobook Sample

Behind the Mountains Audiobook

Behind the Mountains Audiobook, by Edwidge Danticat Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: Edwidge Danticat, Ella Turenne Publisher: Scholastic Audio Books Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 2.50 hours at 1.5x Speed 1.88 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: April 2022 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781338801514

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17:43 minutes

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13 seconds

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01:46 minutes

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A lyrical and poignant coming-of-age story about one girl's immigration experience, as she moves from Haiti to New York City, byaward-winning author Edwidge Danticat.

It is election time in Haiti, and bombs are going off in the capital city of Port-au-Prince. During a visit from her home in rural Haiti,Celiane Espérance and her mother are nearly killed. Looking at her country with new eyes, Celiane gains a fresh resolve to bereunited with her father in Brooklyn, New York.The harsh winter and concrete landscape of her new home are a shock to Celiane, who witnesses her parents' struggle to earna living and her brother's uneasy adjustment to American society, and at the same time encounters her own challenges withlearning and school violence.National Book Award finalist Edwidge Danticat weaves a beautiful, honest, and timely story of the American immigrant experiencein this luminous novel about resilience, hope, and family.

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“Author Edwidge Danticat narrates the introduction and afterword of her novel, providing context by relating her own immigrant experience and feelings about her heroine. Taking over to narrate the story, Ella Turenne uses a youthful voice and light French accent to portray Celiane, a Haitian girl.”

— AudioFile 


  • “The excellence of the writing and the resilient outlook of both first-person fictions set a high standard for this series.”

    — Horn Book

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About Edwidge Danticat

Edwidge Danticat is the author of numerous books, including Brother, I’m Dying, a National Book Critics Circle Award and National Book Award finalist; Breath, Eyes, Memory, an Oprah Book Club selection; Krik? Krak!, a National Book Award finalist; The Farming of Bones, an American Book Award winner; and The Dew Breaker, a PEN/Faulkner Award finalist and winner of the inaugural Story Prize. The recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, she has been published in the New Yorker, the New York Times, and elsewhere. She lives in Miami.