Krik? Krak! - Edwidge Danticat
I was very impressed with the fluency of the poetic language. The best stories struck me as quite complex, ones such as "Children of the Sea", "The Missing Peace", or "Caroline's Wedding". The stories are a web of incantation and ritual, full of the importance of maintaining a connection to memories of predecessors and ancestors. The incantatory power of telling stories maintains the connection and helps the teller survive.