Danticat, Edwidge , Gaylord Schanilec(illus.)
Place Published: [WI]
Publisher: Midnight Paper Sales
Date Published: 2009
Edition: First edition thus
Book Id: 28389
Oblong poetry and woodcut book. 5 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches. 20 pages. 2 multi-color wood engravings by Gaylord Schanilec. Signed by the author and the artist. This is the deluxe edition, limited to 26 lettered copies. Bound in 1/4 blue morocco and housed in a clamshell box. Two single dollar bills laid in.
Edwidge Danticat is an award-winning Haitian-American author. She wrote this poem as a response to the tragic fall of an immigrant construction worker into wet concrete he had just laid in Bal Harbour, Florida's most fashionable destination. His wallet contained pictures of his daughter and two single dollar bills. The artist and printer, Gaylord Schanilec, stands at the forefront of American book arts.Edwidge Danticat was born in Haiti and moved to the United States when she was twelve. She is the author of several books, including Breath, Eyes, Memory, an Oprah Book Club selection, Krik? Krak!, a National Book Award finalist, The Farming of Bones, an American Book Award winner, the novel-in-stories, The Dew Breaker, and MPS Little Book number 4, The Coriolis Effect