Dark Sons (Paperback)

By Nikki Grimes

Zondervan, 9780310721451, 190pp.

Publication Date: August 29, 2010



A guy whose father ripped his heart out too. Me and you, Ishmael, we're brothers, two dark sons. Betrayed, lost, and isolated, the perspectives of two teenage boys--modern-day Sam and biblical Ishmael--unite over millennia to illustrate the power of forgiveness. -Both lyrical and powerful, Grimes' unusual novel is a meditation on faith and father-son relationships . . . Grimes' commanding metaphors, authoritative style, and complex characterizations are uniquely compelling.- --Publisher's Weekly, starred review -The elemental connections and the hop (-You made it in the end and so will I-) will speak to a wide audience.- --Booklist, starred review