Untwine by Edwidge DanticatUntwine by Edwidge Danticat


byEdwidge Danticat

Paperback | January 31, 2017

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A haunting and mesmerizing story by literary luminary Edwidge Danticat- now in paperback!

Giselle Boyer and her identical twin, Isabelle, are as close as sisters can be, even as their family seems to be unraveling. Then the Boyers have a tragic encounter that will shatter everyone's world forever. Giselle wakes up in the hospital, injured and unable to speak or move. Trapped in the prison of her own body, Giselle must revisit her past in order to understand how the people closest to her - her friends, her parents, and above all, Isabelle, her twin - have shaped and defined her. Will she allow her love for her family and friends to lead her to recovery? Or will she remain lost in a spiral of longing and regret? Untwine is a spellbinding tale, lyrical and filled with love, mystery, humor, and heartbreak. Award-winning author Edwidge Danticat brings her extraordinary talent to this graceful and unflinching examination of the bonds of friendship, romance, family, the horrors of loss, and the strength we must discover in ourselves when all seems hopeless.

Edwidge Danticat is the author of many award-winning books, including Breath, Eyes, Memory, an Oprah's Book Club pick; Krik? Krak!, a National Book Award nominee; The Farming of Bones, an American Book Award Winner; and Brother, I'm Dying, a National Book Critics Circle winner. She is also a recipient of a MacArthur Genius Grant. Edwid...
Title:UntwineFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 7.99 × 5.27 × 0.62 inPublished:January 31, 2017Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:054542304X

ISBN - 13:9780545423045


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Heartbreakingly Beautiful I picked up this book because of a promotion going on at my local Chapters store, having no idea what it was about or how good it would be - whilst I usually check ratings on goodreads, I didn't for this one. I was blown away by how good the writing is, so much so that I finished the book in a cumulative 6 hours over the course of two days. It was one of those rare novels that I couldn't put down. As for the plot, I feel it was a very thoughtful approach to tragedy, and that there is perhaps a lot to learn about family and feelings from this novel. All in all, Danticat has certainly produced a novel I will be happy to recommend to everybody I know.
Date published: 2017-01-16

Editorial Reviews

Praise for Untwine:

"[A]t once heartbreaking and uplifting." -Publishers Weekly, starred review

"A genuinely moving exploration of the pain of separation." -The New York Times Book Review

"An honest, endearing exploration of family, grief, and perseverance." -Kirkus Reviews