Under A Cloud

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'Excellently crafted.touching.a pleasure to read. The characters are multi-dimensional. The issues raised are important and timely. Under A Cloud is, simply, very good."
-Marilyn Olsen, president, Public Safety Writers Association

Matt Holland and Rachel Cook, two of the most highly regarded of 'New York's Finest,' are involved in a fateful shooting that ravages a city, becomes the focus of a landmark civil ...

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Overview

'Excellently crafted.touching.a pleasure to read. The characters are multi-dimensional. The issues raised are important and timely. Under A Cloud is, simply, very good."
-Marilyn Olsen, president, Public Safety Writers Association

Matt Holland and Rachel Cook, two of the most highly regarded of 'New York's Finest,' are involved in a fateful shooting that ravages a city, becomes the focus of a landmark civil rights case, and powerfully reshapes the lives of those most closely touched by the incident.

The white officers' accidental and tragic shooting of an innocent black teen in a poverty-stricken Brooklyn neighborhood triggers a bitter racial confrontation, along with lengthy investigations and political maneuverings that threaten to destroy a community, shatter lives and overwhelm the truth.

As the riveting drama unfolds, both the officers and the family of the slain teen become immersed in intense inner crises, as they struggle to come to terms with the tragedy and its impact on their lives. In the process, they come to experience first-hand the stereotypes, hatred and fears that can divide us as a people-and the actions and emotions that can ultimately bond and help us heal.

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Marilyn Olsen
"Excellently crafted...touching...a pleasure to read. The characters are multi-dimensional. The issues raised are important and timely. Under A Cloud is, simply, very good."
president, Public Safety Writers Association
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780595372140
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/1/2006
  • Pages: 388
  • Product dimensions: 0.86 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 19, 2006

    It puts you in the mood

    Back then, as my wife (a native New Yorker) tells me, New York City was a different place. Eliot Sefrin has written a fascinating novel that relives the New York that was (as described to me). A well grounded plot, characters you care about, and a vivid picture of times past. I'm normally a science fiction junkie. A friend gave me this novel, and I finished it in record time. I could write more, but this book can and should stand on its own legs.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2006

    An Indepth Look Into Life In New York In the 70's

    If you experienced life in the 70's in New York, it brings you home. If you didn't, it puts you right in the middle of how, we who were there, experienced it. Sefrin's style keep you going from page to page and makes you an intimate part of all the lives that were affected by the good and bad times that made up the 70's. I highly recommend it to anyone who was there, and also to anyone who would like to learn what our generation experienced.

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