Wife by Tiphanie Yanique

AN AWARD WINING POETRY COLLECTION
BY TIPHANIE YANIQUE

Winner of the Bocas Prize for Caribbean Poetry.

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Winner of the Forward/Felix Dennis Prize

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“Courageous in its honesty and breadth of position and attitude, Wife is an investigation of story– the languages we use to tell stories and what those languages reveal about power, history, and tenderness.”

ARACELIS GIRMAY
AUTHOR OF KINGDOM ANAMALIA

“Yanique’s surefooted, relaxed and adventurous poems are lively, thoughtful and thought-provoking.”

VELMA POLLARD
POET AND FICTION WRITER

“Yanique is a talented writer whose spellbinding language offers the reader an experience of transformation and song.”

STACEY D’ERASMO,
AUTHOR OF THE SKY BELOW
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PRAISE FOR
LAND OF LOVE AND DROWNING
TIPHANIE YANIQUE’S DEBUT NOVEL

“A magnificent story marvelously told.”

CLAIRE VAYE WATKINS,
AUTHOR OF BATTLEBORN

“Tiphanie Yanique’s tremendous talents and incredible storytelling will astound you and leave you breathless.”

EDWIDGE DANTICAT,
AUTHOR OF CLAIRE OF THE SEA LIGHT

“A marvel—epic and sweeping, yet intimate as a secret.”

TAYARI JONES,
AUTHOR OF SILVER SPARROW

“Yanique explores the Virgin Islands, her own homeland, with wit, color, and a touch Gabriel Garcia Marquez-flavored magical realism”

BROOKLYN MAGAZINE

“Yanique succeeds in evoking the panorama of the Virgin Islands in a voice all her own.”

MADISON SMARTT BELL
THE BOSTON GLOBE

“This is one of the summer books which will carry you into a world so fascinating that you’ll feel that the world you live in can’t compare.”

IMPRESSIVE MAGAZINE

“What a miracle this book is.”

STACEY D’ERASMO,
AUTHOR OF THE SKY BELOW

“Yanique, a native of St. Thomas, creates a multifaceted world you won’t soon forget.”

SARA BAGBY, WATERMARK
Land of Love and Drowning by Tiphanie Yanique

Winner of the American Academy of Arts and Letters Rosenthal Award for Considerable Literary Talent

WINNER OF THE 2014 FLAHERTY DUNNAN FIRST NOVEL PRIZE

A major debut from an award winning writer—an epic family saga set against the magic and the rhythms of the Virgin Islands.

In the early 1900s an important ship sinks into the Caribbean Sea, just as the Virgin Islands are transferred from Danish to American rule. Orphaned by the sunk vessel are two sisters and their half brother, now faced with an uncertain identity and future. Each of them is unusually beautiful, and each in possession of a particular magic that will either sink or save them.

Chronicling three generations of an island family from 1916 to the 1970s, Land of Love and Drowning is a novel of love and magic, set against the political emergence of St. Thomas into an American territory. Wholly unique, with echoes of Toni Morrison, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and the author’s own Caribbean family history, the story is told in a language and rhythm that evokes an entire world and way of life and love. Following the Bradshaw family through 60 years of fathers and daughters, mothers and sons, love affairs, curses, magical gifts, loyalties, births, deaths, and triumphs, Land of Love and Drowning is a gorgeous, vibrant debut by an exciting, prize-winning young writer.

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