In this deeply personal book, the celebrated Haitian-American writer Edwidge Danticat reflects on art and exile. Inspired by Albert Camus and adapted from her own lectures for Princeton University’s Toni Morrison Lecture Series, here Danticat tells stories of artists who create despite (or because of) the horrors that drove them from their homelands. Combining memoir and essay, these moving and eloquent pieces examine what it means to be an artist from a country in crisis.
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The Narrator Does Not Do This Justice
Really beautiful essays. Danticat is a wonderful author.
No! She reads every sentence with the exact same intonation and lilt in her voice, she sounds like a machine, like Siri.
Painful audio, disservice to story
Definitely, I would listen to it if someone else read it. I enjoy Danticat's work, but listening to this reader is like listening to the computer voice on my GPS read a story (sorry Ms. Kalbli).
The story itself and Danticat's manner of telling it.
No. I'm sorry, it's like listening to my GPS read me a story. Too little variation in tone for such an important story.
No. I like to listen in 1 hour segments.
I feel badly for the reader of the story, but after several listening attempts, the reader's voice was so monotone I actually had to turn my iPod off as I couldn't stand the reading voice.