Beacon Best of 2000 by Edwidge Danticat
(Beacon Best of ... Creative Writing by Women & Men of All Colors)

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"If you want a broader reading experience, to satisfy more adventurous literary taste buds, The Beacon Best is for you."*

Now in its second year, The Beacon Best continues to be the alternative literary annual—this year edited by the rising literary star Edwidge Danticat and featuring the electrifying work of Julia Alvarez, Sherman Alexie, Ai, Isabel Allende, Fred D'Aguiar, Ifeona Fulani, Walter Mosley, Nicholas Samaras, Lois Ann Yamanaka, and many others.


About Edwidge Danticat

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Edwidge Danticat was born in Haiti in 1969 and came to America at age twelve to live with her parents in Brooklyn. She studied French literature at Barnard College and received her M.F.A. from Brown University. Her work has achieved both popular and critical acclaim. Breath, Eyes, Memory (1994), her first novel and master's thesis, garnered Danticat a Granta Regional Award for Best Young American Novelist and was chosen as an Oprah Book Club selection, a singular honor. Her collection of short stories Krik? Krak! (1995) was nominated for the National Book Award. Along with awards for fiction from Seventeen and Essence and the 1995 Pushcart Short Story Prize, Danticat was chosen by Harper's Bazaar as "one of 20 people in their twenties who will make a difference," and by the New York Times Magazine as one of "30 Under 30" people to watch. Her second novel, The Farming of Bones (1998), concerns a massacre in Haiti in 1937.
Published October 19, 2000 by Beacon Press. 304 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In this anthology of poetry and prose by a self-consciously multicultural mix of authors, we are treated to stories, poems, and an introduction by novelist Danticat (The Farming of Bones, 1998, etc.).

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Fiction, nonfiction and poetry are all represented, with many of the best entries falling under the heading of nonfiction.

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