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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: As New Hardcover
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This widely read and respected author, here gives the reader a look at the life of a black protagonist who handles his life challenges with poise and dignity. Book and BroDart protected jacket are fine, without faults. This unread copy is signed on the title page by the author. Gift quality. First edition / first printing. Ships in bubble wrap in box. Bookseller Inventory # BX24-5

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Title: Blacker Than a Thousand Midnights

Publisher: Hyperion, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1994

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

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.

About the Author:

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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