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In darkness

Author: Nick Lake
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury, 2014. ©2012
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Secondary (senior high) school : English : Paperback editionView all editions and formats
Summary:
"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
History
Juvenile works
Juvenile fiction
Named Person: Toussaint Louverture; Toussaint Louverture; Toussaint Louverture; Toussaint Louverture
Material Type: Fiction, Secondary (senior high) school, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Nick Lake
ISBN: 9781619631229 1619631229 9781599907437 1599907437
OCLC Number: 840507464
Awards: Printz Award.
Description: 341 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Nick Lake.

Abstract:

"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?
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