Blacker than a thousand midnights

Front Cover
Hyperion, Jun 9, 1994 - Fiction - 388 pages
6 Reviews
A look at a black man who attempts to live within convention chronicles the life of Darnell Tucker, a firefighter, who attempts to fulfill his wife, his family, and his attraction to the dark destructiveness of fire. 25,000 first printing. $25,000 ad/promo. Tour.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
2
4 stars
3
3 stars
1
2 stars
0
1 star
0

Review: Blacker Than a Thousand Midnights

User Review  - Susan Eubank - Goodreads

"Darnell left the steep, winding road and passed the tiny trees along the development block walls. He knew Trent wouldn't be home now -- he could call and leave a message. When he neared the Westside ... Read full review

Review: Blacker Than a Thousand Midnights

User Review  - Patty - Goodreads

Susan Straight's books keep me reading late at night when I should be asleep. This novel is intense and exciting, while very real. It is not an adventure or a thriller, but the story of an ordinary, "real" life and its challenges. Read full review

Common terms and phrases

About the author (1994)

Novelist and short story writer Susan Straight graduated from Amherst College in 1984. She teaches Creative Writing at the University of California in Riverside. Aquaboogie, her first collection of short stories, won the Milkweed National Fiction Prize and was one of Publishers Weekly's best paperbacks (1990). I Been in Sorrow's Kitchen and Licked Out All the Pots was named one of 1992's best novels by both Publishers Weekly and USA Today. It was also a New York Times Notable Book.

Bibliographic information