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Danticat’s ‘Dew Breaker’ wins Story Prize

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THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

NEW YORK—Edwidge Danticat’s “The Dew Breaker” has been named the winner of the first Story Prize, which honors the author of an outstanding collection of short fiction.

Published by Random House’s Alfred A. Knopf imprint, “The Dew Breaker” is a book of connected stories about Haitians and Haitian-Americans whose lives have been affected by the actions of the title character, a humble Brooklyn barber with a secret past in his native land.

“The Dew Breaker” also is a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle award, which will be announced in March.

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