Blacker than a thousand midnights

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Hyperion, Jun 9, 1994 - Fiction - 388 pages
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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.

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Blacker than a thousand midnights

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Straight follows up her acclaimed I Been in Sorrow's Kitchen and Licked Out All the Pots ( LJ 4/15/92) with the story of Darnell Tucker, a serious young black man intent on avoiding a life of crime. Read full review

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After being introduced to Susan Straight, I sought out as much of her stuff as I could. It's a bit shaky in quality, but this is probably one of her best. Read full review

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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.

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