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Walk Through Darkness

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Walk Through Darkness by David Anthony Durham
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Aug 12, 2003 | ISBN 9780385720366

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“Poetically graceful. . . .Combines history and morality with a dynamic intelligence.” —The New York Times

“The story of Civil War-era America, magnificently told.” —The Washington Post

“The scope of Walk Through Darkness is immeasurably grand, and its story involves us on a primal, irresistible level.”–Newsday

“David Anthony Durham… has formed his own inclusive and original vision of American society, nourished by a nuanced understanding of history and an intuitive, almost spooky feel for the inner lives of its inhabitants…. Walk Through Darkness remains a hugely ambitious book that leaves the reader wondering, and waiting for, what Durham will do next.” —The New York Times Book Review

“Black and white was never so gray, and gray was never so vibrant as it streams across [these] pages. . . Durham remains not just a startlingly poetic African-American voice but a welcome voice in the rich spectrum of American letters.”–Denver Post

Walk Through Darkness gets under your skin and stays there. In language both disturbing and haunting, Durham presents a many-layered story of love and race and, ultimately, the very issue of humanity itself. With masterful ease he plumbs the crevices of our collective consciousness and reveals not only the terrible truths but also the lustrous beauties that reside there.”–Jeffrey Lent, author of In the Fall

“Evocative and finely wrought. . . resonates with the great American historical irony.”–San Francisco Chronicle

“Part love story, part historical drama, Durham achieves something that lesser authors can only dream of: He blends the various elements of his novel seamlessly, integrating a number of disparate characters, settings and ideas into a lyrical, cohesive whole.”–The News & Observer (Raleigh, NC)

“Rich, evocative. . . A complex story that is uniquely American.”–Philadelphia Tribune

“Complex, brilliantly written and deeply engaging, Walk Through Darkness shows a young novelist building on his formidable narrative gifts to produce a powerful work of historical fiction.”–BookPage

“Powerfully written and emotionally devastating. . . Durham’s writing is forceful and full of startling imagery.”–Publishers Weekly (starred)

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