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In Darkness

by Nick Lake

In Darkness
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  • First Published:
    Jan 2012, 352 pages
    Paperback:
    Jan 2014, 368 pages

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A story about the cruelties of man and nature and the struggle for Haiti's survival, ages 14+

Winter in Vermont is dark. My alarm wakes me up at 5:50 in the morning, and my 4-year-old daughter (who has often managed, at some point, to crawl into bed with me) opens her eyes and says, "But it's still night." And I can't help but agree with her. It is pitch black outside, it is tough to distinguish between reality and dream, and every cell in my body wants to fold back in on itself and sleep. The landscape of darkness is fatiguing. In its vast and seemingly endless sameness - no visible contours, no rises and falls, no shades of color - it is tough to find a sense of possibility. Of curiosity. Of hope.

But of course darkness - like all things - is relative. Vermont may seem dark to me, but I haven't been buried beneath the steel and plaster and wood of a hospital that has fallen in an earthquake.

Shorty has.

In Darkness, by Nick Lake, begins with Shorty, trapped beneath ...

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To learn more about the author and to interact with him online, visit Nick Lake's Facebook page.

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