Two 'Til Midnight: A Novel

Two 'Til Midnight: A Novel

by Bernard L. Dillard

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Overview

Winner of the 2020 Next Generation Indie Book Awards

"[A]n amazing job of storytelling while integrating several of today's hard-to-discuss topics . . . [N]ot for the faint of heart."--San Francisco Book Review

The winner of the prestigious 2020 Next Generation Indie Book Awards, Two 'Til Midnight is Dillard's exemplary debut novel. Possessing the pace of a thriller, the intensity of a drama, and the humor of a late-night comedy set, Two 'Til Midnight takes a chilling look at the citizens of a close-knit town in a USA led by Trump. Dr. Garnet Gibbs, the protagonist, is content with living her day-to-day routine, teaching at the local university. She finds herself, however, often caught in the middle of the community's theatrics, as her family and friends alike experience challenges with coexisting with those who are unlike them in a number of ways. As residents are forced to face issues related to racism, sexuality, the military, terrorism, and much more, the ability to forge civility is proving to be quite a tall order. What's more, the element of the supernatural is weaving its way into the town's already-volatile state of affairs, adding an extra dimension of suspense. With plots extending from Vegas to Afghanistan to Jamaica, Two 'Til Midnight serves as a literary mirror, a subtle social commentary, and an undeniable barometer for gauging where a modern-day America falls on the diversity continuum.



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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780578453484
Publisher: Bernerd Publishing
Publication date: 06/01/2019
Pages: 408
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.01(d)

About the Author

BERNARD L. DILLARD was born in Durham, NC. He is the author of Two 'Til Midnight: A Novel, which was declared a 2020 Winner in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards. He is also the author of Lemonade: Inspired by Actual Events, a 2013 Winner in Dan Poynter's Global eBook Awards. Further, he has authored Moneymatics and co-authored Elementary Statistics, two textbooks widely used in colleges across the country. An associate professor, he teaches Statistical Analysis and The Mathematics of Financial Life Management at Fashion Institute of Technology. He has had a few acting stints (The Wire) and several modeling assignments (Sean John). He earned his bachelor's degree in English Literature from Morehouse College and obtained graduate degrees from Emory University and University of Maryland. He currently resides in Brooklyn.

Table of Contents

Dedication

Epigraph

Foreword

Acknowledgments

Part One: 11:58

Chapter 1: Countdown

Chapter 2: Gabriel

Chapter 3: The Evidence of Things Not Seen

Chapter 4: Halfway Holy

Chapter 5: Size Medium

Chapter 6: T and T

Chapter 7: Like Son

Chapter 8: Rainin'

Chapter 9: The Assignment

Chapter 10: War's Art

Chapter 11: Whoooo's That Knockin' at My Door?

Chapter 12: Yeah, I Knew

Chapter 13: You Are Our Targets

Chapter 14: To Go or Not To Go

Chapter 15: Werk and Serve and Slay

Chapter 16: Going Up!

Part Two: 11:59

Chapter 17: Re-upping

Chapter 18: Yu Haffi Satisfy Wid Jancro

Chapter 19: Q Phi-eee!

Chapter 20: Meeting Preparations

Chapter 21: Room 513

Chapter 22: Huntridge

Chapter 23: Sophoclean Drama

Chapter 24: Sweet Little Emily

Chapter 25: All Black Lives Matter

Chapter 26: Right vs. Right

Chapter 27: Krunchy

Chapter 28: Umbrella Talk

Chapter 29: God's Laughter

Chapter 30: The Fiery Red Convertible

Chapter 31: You Wanna Be a Man?

Chapter 32: No Guarantee

Chapter 33: De Un Albina

Chapter 34: Tomorrow

Chapter 35: Karla's Baby

Part Three: 12:00

Chapter 36: Midnight

Discussion Guide for Reading Groups

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