In the aftermath of the Haitian earthquake, fifteen-year-old Shorty, a poor gang member from the slums of Site Soleil, is trapped in the rubble of a ruined hospital, and as he grows weaker he has visions and memories of his life of violence, his lost twin sister, and of Toussaint L'Ouverture, who liberated Haiti from French rule in the 1804.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - DeltaQueen50 - LibraryThing
In Darkness by Nick Lake packs a lot of story into it’s pages. As a young boy lies buried in the rubble of a hospital after the 2010 catastrophic earthquake in Haiti, his dreams, memories and thoughts ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - rgruberhighschool - LibraryThing
RGG: An entwining of the history of Touissant's freeing of Haiti's slaves, and a fourteen-year-old boy's history growing up in the Cite. Fascinating, compelling! Reading Interest: YA. Read full review