Dark Sons

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (1.63 hours)
Product Number: Z100071913
Released: Dec 11, 2013
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780310555711
Narrator/s: Dion Graham
Publisher: Zondervan
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"Both lyrical and powerful, Grimes' unusual novel is mediation on faith and father-son relationships...?rimes' commanding metaphors, authoritative style and complex characterizations are uniquely compelling."-Publisher's Weekly, starred review"The elemental connections and the hope ("You made it / in the end / and so will I') will speak to a wide audience."-Booklist, starred reviewA guy whose fatherripped his heart out too.Me and you, Ishmael,we're brothers,two dark sons.Betrayed, lost, and isolated, the perspectives of two teenage boys-modern-day Sam and biblical Ishmael-unite over millennia to illustrate the power of forgiveness.

Author(s): Nikki Grimes
Original Publish Date: Aug 24, 2010

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Author(s): Nikki Grimes
Product Number EB00616572
Released: Jul 28, 2015
Business Term: 26 Circ
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: #9780310408017

Professional reviews

"Lyrical free verse crosses time and reaches hearts as Dion Graham animates the parallel stories of Ishmael, the biblical son of Abraham and Hagar, and contemporary African-American teenager Sam, whose father has left his family to marry a white woman. Both sons feel lost, diminished, and jealous after second sons are born; both curse God, mourn losses, and finally come to love their stepbrothers. Graham sows Nikki Grimes's melodic words with dark, powerful feelings. He precisely and softly delivers Ishmael's imagery, as if the biblical child's feelings whisper across time to Sam's world. Sam's narrative is delivered in harsher, more sorrowful and sarcastic, tones--until he reads Ishmael's story. When he discovers the link to his "dark brother," Graham lights his last words with hope. S.W. (c) AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine"

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