Winner of the 2013 Michael L. Printz Award
Bloomsbury is proud to be the global publisher of In Darkness, a stunning tour-de-force set in the aftermath of a devastating earthquake. "Shorty" is a Haitian boy trapped in the ruins of a hospital when the earth explodes around him. Surrounded by lifeless bodies and growing desperately weak from lack of food and water, death seems imminent. Yet as Shorty waits in darkness for a rescue that may never come, he becomes aware of another presence, one reaching out to him across two hundred years of history. It is the presence of slave and revolutionary leader Toussaint L'Ouverture, whose life was marred by violence, and whose own end came in darkness. What unites a child of the slums with the man who would shake a troubled country out of slavery? Is it the darkness they share . . . or is it hope?
Raw, harrowing, and peopled with vibrant characters, In Darkness is an extraordinary book about the cruelties of man and nature, and the valiant, ongoing struggle for a country's very survival.
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Review: In DarknessUser Review - The Pampered Lamb - Goodreads
Character Development: I have been reviewing books for many years. – Yes this is my first post on this new blog – I have found it a very rare occassion where an author hasn't written at least one ... Read full review
Review: In DarknessUser Review - Edward T. - Goodreads
Powerful, gripping, haunting, and quite remarkable. This is a novel that has to be revisited multiple times to fully appreciate its richness and complexity. Read full review