by Jerry Lamothe, Anthony Whyte

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It’s August, 2003. All of the Northeast is sweltering, but no place is hotter than Brooklyn, especially the gritty neighborhood known as East Flatbush. Then, in the midst of the heat wave, the unthinkable happens: the power goes out. And stays out. And the longer it’s out, the edgier people get, until finally, edginess gives way to anger. For 48 hours, the community is in chaos. Looters are everywhere. No one is safe. Violence erupts suddenly, randomly, scarring the innocents as well as the agitators, until Flatbush finally explodes into deadly conflict. Based on actual events that occurred during the Northeast Blackout of August 14-15, 2003, this riveting novel tells the little-known story of a neighborhood thrown not only into darkness, but utter mayhem. Illustrated throughout with scenes from the film, Blackout is a heart-stopping, page-turning drama that keeps readers unable to put it down.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781935883142
Publisher: Augustus Publishing
Publication date: 08/01/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 270
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Anthony Whyte is an Essence best selling author and founder of Augustus Publishing . Mr. Whyte is a highly respected and renowned author in the Hip Hop fiction genre. His list of published works includes: Ghetto Girls, Ghetto Girls Too, Streets of New York Volume One and Concrete Jungle a collection of short stories. Mr. Whyte’s titles combined have sold more than 175,000 copies nationwide. He has recently released his highly anticipated novel, Ghetto Girls 3: Soo Hood and is currently working on his next novel, Street Chic. He’s a former military officer and spent over ten years in the US army. He was a social worker for the Department of Social Services for New York City’s Child Protective services. Whyte graduated from Lehman College in the Bronx and is an outstanding member of the Tuesday Night Writers’ Workshop, conducted by Susan Shapiro and NYU School of Continuing Education.

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