Blacker than a thousand midnights

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Hyperion, Jun 9, 1994 - Fiction - 388 pages
7 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.

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User Review  - Hans - Goodreads

4+ stars. I have definitely enjoyed each visit to the families (and ancestors) that make Susan Straight's fictional Rio Seco, California a real place. This volume centers on the post-coming-of-age ... Read full review

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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

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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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