In Darkness

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Bloomsbury, 2012 - Gangs - 340 pages
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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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User 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

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User 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

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About the author (2012)

Nick Lake is the Editorial Director for fiction for HarperCollins Children's Books and is the author of The Secret Ministry of Frost and Blood Ninja . In Darkness, set in Haiti, is Nick's first book for adults and older teen readers. He first discovered Haitian culture as part of his Master's Degree in Linguistics and has since been fascinated by it. Nick lives in Oxford, UK.

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