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White Darkness Book Review Summary

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Crown, Jun 2001, 24.00, 368 pp.
ISBN: 0609607286

    The Brooklyn jewelry store once was exclusive during his father's ownership, but now after a decade of trying Moe Rosen knows he is nearing financial failure. However, every morning he arrives at his store in the changing neighborhood, but now he mostly sells junk. While unlocking his door, he notices a man coming towards his neighbor Miz Ark, owner of a restaurant he has never visited. The man attacks Miz Ark so Moe, ignoring the voice of his father inside his head, rescues the woman.

    Though Miz Ark is injured, Moe is a hero among the Haitian population that frequents her restaurant. They begin showing up at his store making purchases and he starts to go next door to eat. Moe even takes out a waitress (from Queens). Moe is unaware that his action of interceding leads to fulfillment for the first time since he returned home from California, but danger that started in Haiti has flowed into the streets of Brooklyn.

    WHITE DARKNESS is an exciting urban thriller that provides readers a glimpse of Haitian beliefs which still hold sway even in Brooklyn. The story line works because the key cast seem genuine, the romance real, and the voodoo and related beliefs intermingle and propel the plot to a rousing finish. Different and refreshing, Steven D. Salinger provides a thrilling tale that will send readers (including this reviewer) seeking his previous work, BEHOLD THE FIRE.

Harriet Klausner
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner








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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 20% Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes General Crime (including known murderer)    -   Yes If story PRIMARILY about main chr. being hunted...    -   hunted by killer/stalker

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   small businessman

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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