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The color midnight made : a novel

Winer, Andrew

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  • Creator Andrew Winer
  • Format Books
  • Publication New York : Washington Square Press, [2002] ©2002
  • Physical Details
    • 258 pages ; 24 cm
  • ISBNs 9780743439909, 0743439902
  • OCLC ocm48544479

Summary

  • "Conrad Clay, a curious and passionate white boy growing up in a depressed, primarily black community in the San Francisco Bay Area, is trying to hold on to the people around him: his mother, who is obsessed with her failing marriage; his father, a drinker who is prone to violence and has been fired from his job; his ailing grandmother, the one person he trusts; and his best friend, Loop, who increasingly distances himself from Conrad under pressure from their peers. As Conrad's family breaks apart, he looks beyond his home for love and attention - a search that will force him into a head-on collision with adult life. For a while, he finds solace in the home of Mary, Loop's self-possessed single mother, who gives him the attention and care his own mother cannot. As Conrad puts his trust in Mary's blind son, Midnight, his life changes in a way he never could have imagined."--BOOK JACKET.