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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:
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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 by 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 by 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 by 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 by Tayari Jones | 12/19/2013

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

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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.