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The thirsty Earth : a novel. Book one, Alone

Author: D V Bernard
Publisher: Largo, MD : Strebor Books, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : First Strebor Books trade paperback edition
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A twelve-year-old Caribbean boy wakes up to discover his grandmother, his only relative on the island, has died during the night. On his way into town to tell the authorities--and call his mother in America--he becomes the lone witness of a police execution. Worse, when he calls his mother's phone number, he gets a message saying the number has been disconnected. As he struggles to survive on his own, the boy finds  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: D V Bernard
ISBN: 9781593094614 1593094612
OCLC Number: 846732768
Notes: Includes excerpt from When the Devil Remembers Who He Is.
Description: 312 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: David Valentine Bernard.

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A twelve-year-old Caribbean boy wakes up to discover his grandmother, his only relative on the island, has died during the night. On his way into town to tell the authorities--and call his mother in America--he becomes the lone witness of a police execution. Worse, when he calls his mother's phone number, he gets a message saying the number has been disconnected. As he struggles to survive on his own, the boy finds himself holding secrets that could have devastating consequences--not only for his own survival, but the island's as well. The Thirsty Earth is the first in a two-book series about the global struggle for human dignity.--Publisher's description.

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