We Are All Cheating Death

In her new book, Edwidge Danticat contemplates close encounters with death.

“We are all cheating death” says Edwidge Danticat. In her book “The Art of Death: Writing the Final Story,” Danticat , reflects on the instances that make us appreciate our life in small but extraordinary ways. In this excerpt in The New Yorker, she talks about “near death experiences”, not as having died, but those close brushes we have that could have resulted in death and those wake up calls that make us appreciate our lives.

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