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- DescriptionIn darkness I count my blessings like Manman taught me. One. I am alive. Two. There is two. Trapped beneath the rubble of the Haitian earthquake of 2012, a teenage boy is terrified, desperate and alone. A child of the slums, Shorty has been drawn into the world of the gangsters who rule his broken city, a world that turns dreams into dust and boys into killers. But Shorty has a secret: a flame of revenge that burns inside him, a flame that fires his resolve to find the twin sister stolen from him seven years ago. In the darkness the line between the present and the past begins to blur and, as Shorty fights for life, his struggle becomes part of a two-hundred-year-old story - a story of courage and betrayal, of freedom and of hope. For Shorty may t be quite as alone as he believes. Sometimes, on the other of darkness, there is only death...And sometimes there is light.
- Author BiographyNick Lake is the Editorial Director for fiction for HarperCollins Children's Books and is the author of The Secret Ministry of Frost and Blood Ninja. In Darkness, set in Haiti, is Nick's first book for adults and older teen readers. He discovered Haitian culture as part of his Master's Degree in Linguistics and has since been fascinated by it. Nick lives near Oxford.
- PrizesWinner of Michael L. Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature 2013. Shortlisted for Carnegie Medal 2013.
- Author(s)Nick Lake
- PublisherBloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Date of Publication05/01/2012
- SubjectGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintBloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Out-of-print date06/12/2016
- Weight469 g
- Width135 mm
- Height216 mm
- Spine30 mm
- Reading AgeFrom 12
- Interest AgeFrom 12
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