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Blacker Than a Thousand Midnights free pdf A young fireman battles to provide for his family-and struggles to avoid the traps of crime and poverty that surround him Darnell Tucker has more to think about than the average twenty-year-old. A resident of impoverished Rio Seco, California, he works part time as the lone black member of the fire department and will soon be a father. Though he loves his job, cutbacks to the state budget force him to search for new work, and the low-paying positions he finds rival firefighting in their peril. On two of the jobs, he's mistaken for a criminal by the police- coming home from another, he's shot at by a gang. His path blocked by economics, institutionalized racism, and the dangers of the place where he lives, how can he provide for his daughter, who has changed his life? Blacker Than a Thousand Midnights is a stark and thoroughly convincing portrait of life on the margins.

About Susan Straight

Susan Straight has published eight novels. Her most recent, "Between Heaven and Here," is the final book in the Rio Seco trilogy. "Take One Candle Light a Room" was named one of the best books of 2010 by the "Washington Post," "Los Angeles Times," and "Kirkus Reviews," and "A Million Nightingales" was a finalist for the 2006 Los Angeles Times Book Prize. Her novel "Highwire Moon" was a finalist for the 2001 National Book Award. The Golden Gopher won the 2008 Edgar Award for Best Mystery Story. Her stories and essays have appeared in the "New York Times," "Los Angeles Times," "Salon," "Harper s," "McSweeney s Quarterly Concern," the "Believer," "Zoetrope: All-Story," "Black Clock," and elsewhere. Straight has been awarded the Lannan Prize for Fiction, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and the Gold Medal for Fiction from the Commonwealth Club of California. She is distinguished professor of creative writing at the University of California, Riverside. She was born in Riverside, California, where she lives with her family, whose history is featured on susanstraight.com."

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Author : Susan Straight
Publisher : Open Road Media
Data Published : 21 October 2014
ISBN : 1497679966
EAN : 9781497679962
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 568 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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