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Blacker Than a Thousand Midnights

Straight, Susan

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ISBN 10: 0786860030 / ISBN 13: 9780786860036
Published by Hyperion, U.S.A., 1994
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Second printing. Flatsigned on title page. Black cloth spine, yellow boards, gilt titles. Novel involving African-American firefighters, by the author of I Been in Sorrow's Kitchen and Licked Out All the Pots. A near fine copy in like DJ. Advertising postcard for the book laid in. 388 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 13666

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Title: Blacker Than a Thousand Midnights

Publisher: Hyperion, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1994

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: 1st Edition.

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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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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 

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