Everything Inside by Edwidge Danticat

Everything Inside

From the internationally acclaimed, best-selling author of Brother, I'm Dying, a collection of vividly imagined stories about community, family, and love.Rich with hard-won wisdom and humanity, set in locales from Miami and Port-au-Prince to a small unnamed country in the Caribbean and beyond, Everything Inside is at once wide in scope and intimate, as it explores the forces that pull us together, or drive us apart, sometimes in the same searing ...

Details Everything Inside

TitleEverything Inside
Release DateAug 27th, 2019
PublisherKnopf Publishing Group
GenreShort Stories, Fiction, Contemporary, Short Story Collection

Reviews Everything Inside

  • Diane S ☔
    I just adore Danticat and her writing. She zeroes in on those torn between Haiti and their homes in the US. Families and death, scars inside or out, living with what they've seen in the past or experienced in the present when visiting Haiti. Things that have changed their lives, in big or small ways. Emotions they carry inside themselves. Eight stories and I loved them all. Some were more intense than others, but many seem to hinge on a decision ...
  • Dan
    I pick up an Edwidge Danticat book to dive deeply into quiet, painful emotions endured bravely and this latest collection delivers on that expectation marvelously. Loss and reconciliation haunt every page, and while not as gut-wrenching as, say, her memoir Brother, I'm Dying, the eight stories presented here all leave you wounded in the best possible way. Danticat's true genius is in the way she hold back information without it feeling like a gim...
  • BookOfCinz
    Everything Inside is a strong collection of stories filled with complex characters, all dealing with major issues, trying to navigate life with Haiti being sometimes at the center of the narrative. I am such a fan of Danticat's writing, and I found myself being immersed in this collection and the lives of the people represented on the pages. With eight stories in the collection, it is hard to zone in on one that truly floored me, because every s...
  • Never Without a Book™
    Writing in beautiful and elegant language, Edwidge Danticat’s new collection, Everything Inside, is an intimate and moving eight-story collection that centers on love, lost, struggles and the experiences of women. With each story Danticat presents characters and situations that will grip you into another facet of the lives, hopes, dreams, and realities of women in and from Haiti. Her perfect pacing and seamless narrative make each character’s...
  • Vanya
    Short stories and I have never found the best footing in our relationship mostly because of my own discomfort with the genre. I have often wondered why that is. The answer that has surfaced from my hazy consciousness has always been the same - my supposed inadequacy at grasping narratives that leave a lot to the reader’s imagination, that skip past details to arrive at the crux, and that end too soon for me to enjoy an immersive experience. Des...
  • Edna Desir
    I first started reading Edwidge Danticat's short stories in The New Yorker magazine in 1999. The stories in this gorgeous collection are poignant, lyrical, and some heartbreaking. Everything you expect from Danticat with the added nuance of age. Stunningly beautiful stories. Each one took my breath away.
  • Lori L (She Treads Softly)
    Everything Inside by Edwidge Danticat is a very highly recommended collection of eight short stories. All of the characters are either Haitian or have ties to Haiti and are set in locales from Miami and Port-au-Prince to a small unnamed Caribbean country.Danicat is a natural, lyrical story teller and the writing in Everything Inside is beautiful. The complicated lives of people and their emotional upheavals, tragic events, and unexpected occurren...
  • Karima
    I have read all of Danticat's book (most memorable being KRIK KRAK and CLAIRE OF THE SEA LIGHT) and been very moved by all, except this one. It has all the same themes: displacement, love, loss, extreme poverty, betrayal, diaspora, political persecution, all told in her uncluttered, cutting-to-the-bone style. But....but, the characters didn't move me, didn't get under my skin, as in her other books. I struggle with giving this acclaimed writer on...
  • Danielle
    I have always loved Edwidge Danticat's books, and this one is one of the best. In her beautiful language, she explores what it means to have a homeland, and what happens when you feel you can no longer live in your homeland. The stories tackled tough topics of poverty, natural disasters and loss, but all had a spark of hope in them.Thank you to Edelweiss and Knopf for the review copy.
  • Jamie
    Each of the eight stories in EVERYTHING INSIDE could be its own novel. They are rich and complex with characters you immediately connect with even if their situations are different from your own. The humanity with which Danticat writes is what draws you in and absorbs you into these lives much farther beyond the few pages of their stories.
  • Yvonne
    you can read my review soon in the Brooklyn Rail.
  • Cameron
    A collection of frank and tender stories about the lives of Haitians and Haitian-Americans. These stories compellingly examine life’s pain without ever feeling overwrought or predictable.