A caretaker learns her ex-husband’s girlfriend has been kidnapped in Port-au-Prince. Generations of a family come together for a baby’s christening in Miami. And months after the 2010 earthquake hit Haiti, a woman struggles to share a meal with her former lover, who lost his wife and daughter in the devastation. These stories and others from Edwidge Danticat’s Everything Inside are exquisite ruminations on the power of place. Whether the characters in the collection are leaving, returning to or reminiscing about home, their stories capture what it means to belong to a singular world.
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