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In Darkness

by Nick Lake

Bloomsbury Press Agency | January 28, 2014 | Trade Paperback

In Darkness is rated 3 out of 5 by 1.

A stunning tour-de-force set in the aftermath of a devastating earthquake. "Shorty" is a Haitian boy trapped in the ruins of a hospital when the earth explodes around him. Surrounded by lifeless bodies and growing desperately weak from lack of food and water, death seems imminent. Yet as Shorty waits in darkness for a rescue that may never come, he becomes aware of another presence, one reaching out to him across two hundred years of history. It is the presence of slave and revolutionary leader Toussaint L'Ouverture, whose life was marred by violence, and whose own end came in darkness. What unites a child of the slums with the man who would shake a troubled country out of slavery? Is it the darkness they share . . . or is it hope?

Winner of the 2013 Michael L. Printz Award, In Darkness is a story not to be missed.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 368 pages, 7.8 × 5.1 × 0.95 in

Published: January 28, 2014

Publisher: Bloomsbury Press Agency

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1619631229

ISBN - 13: 9781619631229

Found in: Fiction and Literature

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from A Decent Read In Darkness is a raw, harrowing book about the twisted cruelties of man and nature, and the ongoing struggle for a countries survival. It brings vibrant characters which instantly create a deep connection with the reader. Although at certain points, due to the time skips of “now and then” and their constant intertwining the context can be quite confusing and difficult to follow. Continuing on that the slang of the writing style can be misinterpreted in one doesn’t previously understand the terms. In Darkness brings to light the difficult times of developing countries and their never ending struggle; a very interesting but difficult read overall.
Date published: 2012-03-26

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In Darkness

In Darkness

by Nick Lake

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 368 pages, 7.8 × 5.1 × 0.95 in

Published: January 28, 2014

Publisher: Bloomsbury Press Agency

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1619631229

ISBN - 13: 9781619631229

From the Publisher

A stunning tour-de-force set in the aftermath of a devastating earthquake. "Shorty" is a Haitian boy trapped in the ruins of a hospital when the earth explodes around him. Surrounded by lifeless bodies and growing desperately weak from lack of food and water, death seems imminent. Yet as Shorty waits in darkness for a rescue that may never come, he becomes aware of another presence, one reaching out to him across two hundred years of history. It is the presence of slave and revolutionary leader Toussaint L'Ouverture, whose life was marred by violence, and whose own end came in darkness. What unites a child of the slums with the man who would shake a troubled country out of slavery? Is it the darkness they share . . . or is it hope?

Winner of the 2013 Michael L. Printz Award, In Darkness is a story not to be missed.

About the Author

NICK LAKE is the author of Hostage Three and Printz-Award winner In Darkness. He's also the editorial director for fiction for HarperCollins Children's Books UK and the author of two previous novels. Nick became fascinated by Haitian culture while pursuing his master's degree in linguistics.
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