Last Updated on July 29, 2019, by eNotes Editorial. Word Count: 206
Danticat's Krik? Krak! is a collection of short stories set in Haiti. The title comes from a traditional Haitian custom of listeners asking "Krik?" before a story is told. The teller answers, "Krak," and begins the tale.
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