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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (122 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Tiphanie Yanique Narrator: Robin Miles, Dion Graham, Andrew Garman Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2011 ISBN:
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Like Gabriel García Márquez, Edwidge Danticat, and Maryse Condé before her, Tiphanie Yanique has crafted a debut collection that is heartbreaking, hilarious, and mesmerizing. Set mostly in the U.S. Virgin Islands, these lyrical and haunting stories are part oral history, part postcolonial narrative - but ultimately a loving portrait of a wholly unique place.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Roxane | 1/15/2014

    " A wonderful new voice from the Caribbean, rich and original, which will enchant you at the beginning of each story. Highly recommended for those looking for something fresh and new. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mindy | 1/8/2014

    " I really enjoyed this selection of short stories and they were a quick read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kate Cares | 1/3/2014

    " I feel like there was a lot of inconsistency in this book. I have no doubt that Tiphanie Yanique is a great writer, there are moments of brilliance in her stories, but then there are also sections that are awful. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tayari Jones | 12/19/2013

    " Such an excellent book. Tiphanie Yanique has amazing rang. She inhabits so many voices and so many hearts. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 12/12/2013

    " Beautiful writing and sad endings. Looking forward to see more from Ms. Yanique. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Helida | 12/4/2013

    " I really enjoyed the short stories. There were a couple that weren't as memorable, but for the most part the stories were poignant, and almost magical. This comes highly recommended. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Adrian Spink | 10/1/2013

    " I really liked this - the author has a knack for memorable characters, and my only issue was because it was a short story collection - some of the stories were cut off a bit abruptly! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angela | 8/9/2013

    " Excellently written, I enjoyed how the stories often linked to each other. I enjoyed reading each one and was disappointed when my reading of this book ended. Tiphanie shows that she is an awesome writer and I look forward to more of her written work. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 ashwini | 5/15/2013

    " Although some of the stories were a little too pat and simplistic, I loved her cast of multi-ethnic, multi-religious, multi-ancestral characters. She reflected the mind-boggling diversity of the Caribbean quite well, I thought (generally). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gail | 11/19/2012

    " Great collection of short stories. The Bridge Stories was my favorite. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alicia | 11/1/2012

    " Tiphanie Yanique's collection of stories tells readable and intriguing tales. Some are heartbreaking while others are merely thought-provoking. Each story is individual but with a clear, strong voice of the Caribbean and its people. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rujeko | 8/13/2012

    " what a beautiful, beautiful collection. heart breaking and heart girding in equal parts, sometimes in the same sentence. read this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen | 4/28/2011

    " Deeply emotional. An engaging series of interconnected tales that probe the rhythms and the cadences of the Caribbean. A fascinating debut. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 ashwini | 2/3/2011

    " Although some of the stories were a little too pat and simplistic, I loved her cast of multi-ethnic, multi-religious, multi-ancestral characters. She reflected the mind-boggling diversity of the Caribbean quite well, I thought (generally). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alicia | 11/23/2010

    " Tiphanie Yanique's collection of stories tells readable and intriguing tales. Some are heartbreaking while others are merely thought-provoking. Each story is individual but with a clear, strong voice of the Caribbean and its people. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 9/21/2010

    " Beautiful writing and sad endings. Looking forward to see more from Ms. Yanique. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tayari | 6/1/2010

    " Such an excellent book. Tiphanie Yanique has amazing rang. She inhabits so many voices and so many hearts. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gail | 5/6/2010

    " Great collection of short stories. The Bridge Stories was my favorite. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Roxane | 11/4/2009

    " A wonderful new voice from the Caribbean, rich and original, which will enchant you at the beginning of each story. Highly recommended for those looking for something fresh and new. "

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About the Author

Tiphanie Yanique is a Caribbean fiction writer, poet and essayist, born in the US Virgin Islands. She is the author of the novel, Land of Love and Drowning, which garnered widespread critical acclaim. She is also the author of a collection of stories, How to Escape from a Leper Colony, which won her a listing as one of the National Book Foundation’s 5 under 35. She is a professor in the MFA program at the New School in New York City, where she is the 2015 recipient of the Distinguished Teaching Award. She lives in New Rochelle, New York with her family.