Named a Highly Anticipated Book or Must Read Book of Summer 2019 by Lit Hub, The Palm Beach Post, The Los Angeles Times, Esquire, Buzzfeed, Good Housekeeping, Bustle, BookRiot, Essence, Newsweek, Time, Oprah magazine, and a September Marie Claire and Well Read Black Girl Book Club Pick

The Art of Death by Edwidge Danticat

From the internationally acclaimed, best-selling author of Breath, Eyes, Memory and Brother, I’m Dying, a collection of vividly imagined stories about community, family, and love.
Set in locales from Miami and Port-au-Prince to a small unnamed country in the Caribbean and beyond, this is the indelible work of a keen observer of the human heart–a master at her best.

“Haunting, profound—an answered prayer for those who have long treasured Danticat’s essential contributions to the Caribbean literary canon”—Alexia Arthurs, O, the Oprah Magazine

“Astounding . . . written with the kind of emotional precision that leaves you gasping. We meet a whole cast of characters who feel absolutely real: so striking in their ordinariness, so complex in their humanity. Danticat is a fiction master.” —Arianna Rebolini, BuzzFeed

“Rich, vibrant. Haiti is the emotional core of this collection, though the characters roam the world.”—Joumana Khatib, The New York Times “11 New Books to Watch For in August”

“Danticat takes readers to her birthplace of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, as well as Miami and an unnamed part of the Caribbean in these narratives that probe the intersections of community, compassion and loss.”—Annabel Gutterman, Time “11 New Books You Should Read in August”

“Vigorous, compelling . . . Everything Inside provides a storyteller’s insight to how migration to and from the Caribbean affected people’s lives, personalities, and relationships.”—Jianan Qian, The Millions

“Internationally acclaimed Danticat returns with a vivid collection of powerful short stories that weave together tales of tenacity, family and unexpected love.”—Bridgette Bartlett Royall, Essence

“Vast, moving, and intimate . . . Everything Inside explores all at once the full scope of human experience [and] tackles head on the complexity and impossibility of feeling.” —Kevin Chau, Lit Hub

“Danticat is a master . . . In these narratives of unexpected romance, personal tragedy, and family complications, her compassionate sensitivity to the ties that bind us shines through.” —Adrienne Westenfeld, Esquire

“Moving, striking—[written] with powerful grace. A remarkable tenderness is the collection’s most persistent theme.” —Gabrielle Bellot, Publishers Weekly

“Outstanding; deeply memorable . . . funny, charming, touching . . . Set among the Haitian ‘dyaspora,’ the tales describe the complicated lives of people who live in one place but are drawn elsewhere.” —Publishers Weekly, [starred, boxed review]

“Extraordinary: spare, evocative, moving. Danticat tackles the complexities of diaspora with lyrical grace.” —Kirkus (starred review)

“Haunting . . . Danticat once again urges readers out of comfort zones to bear witness to urgent topics—and alchemizes sorrows and tragedies into opportunities for enlightenment.” —Terry Hong, Booklist (starred review)