Dying of a Light

Dying of a Light

by David F. Smith


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In Dying Of A Light, DF Smith skillfully recreates the picturesque waterfront university Campus in historic Virginia, the raw sounds, smells & mind state of the Jersey City street Ecosystem. He gives an interesting insight into the sociocultural theoretical perspective of urban youth.

The title character Diamond Palladium narrates a perilous journey, which is familiar to some, known to a few, but told by none. The story begins in the early seventies when Palladium is born into chaos and rescued by a strong woman. He embarks upon an odyssey, which is all too natural in regards to his genetic coding, but contrary to his moral home teachings. This serious life threatening, life-loosing narrative gives a unique view into the actuality of events that take place subsequent to young adults leaving their parents nest.

In a novel that incorporates painstaking experiences with unforgettable style & detail, Smith presents an all to rarely witnessed part of young Urban culture with a provocative portrayal of the silent bonds between men & women of color. Most of all he gives us the saga of real flesh & blood individuals making difficult decisions in the face of unimaginable danger, giving a clearer, deeper understanding to the psychodynamics of the urban mind.

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ISBN-13: 9780976587620
Publisher: Blue Canoe
Publication date: 08/28/2006
Pages: 396
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.88(d)

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Dying of a Light 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is truely a great book. I cant say anymore but amazing job to the author.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book gives a serious voice to a sincerely misunderstood culture never viewed from this perspective.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The book was truly a masterpiece one of inspiring words and should be in every shelf of every high school in america. Teenagers of all ages and cultures can learn a very powerful message through the words in the book.