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  • Genre:FICTION
  • SubGenre:African American / Urban Life
  • Language:English
  • Pages:396
  • Duration:8 Hours 32 Minutes
  • eBook ISBN:9780976587644

Dying Of A Light

by David F. Smith

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Overview

In Dying of a Light, DF Smith skillfully recreates the raw sounds, smells & mind state of the Jersey City street ecosystem and HBCU campus. He gives an interesting insight into the sociocultural theoretical perspective of urban youth. The title character, Diamond Palladium narrates a perilous journey which begins in the early seventies when Palladium is born into chaos and rescued by a strong Black woman. He embarks upon an odyssey natural to his genetic coding, but contrary to his moral teachings. In a novel that incorporates painstaking experiences with unforgettable style & detail, Smith presents an all to rarely witnessed part of young black culture with a provocative portrayal of the silent bonds between men & women of color. Most of all he gives us the reality of flesh & blood individuals making difficult decisions in the face of crime, murder and unimaginable danger, giving a clearer, deeper understanding to the psychodynamics of the urban mind.

Description
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 Black 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 black 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.
About the author
Greetings, I'm David F. Smith and truthfully I never actually considered becoming a writer, it just materialized from ethereal dark matter comparable to this visible and physical third dimensional paradigm. I was born in Hoboken NJ and raised in Jersey City NJ. I currently alternate my residency between Newark NJ and Atlanta GA. I've always been an avid reader consuming every piece of literature that captured my interest in various genres. I treasure surveying the world, alternative universes, behavioral patterns, psychology, philosophy and culture through contrasting lenses and unique perspectives. Recognizing the enormous impact that countless novelist have not only had on my daily life and expansion of consciousness, but the inspired wholehearted aspiration to convey similar development in changing the lives of others. My artistic inception began as a songwriter and producer, eventually evolving into literary and screenwriting enterprise. My works include Dying Of A Light "The Novel", Total Control Volume 1 "The Infiltration", The Smith's Quick Guide "Turning Music Into A Business Manual", Dying of a Light "The Movie", The Pugilist Series and the screenplay Mambo 2 Mambo. I attended Essex County College, Hampton University, Rutgers University, UMDNJ (University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey) School of Public Health and the School of Hard Knox. Dying Of A Light Pt 2 "Urban Synchronicity" will be available early 2023 along with the exclusive soundtrack .Participate on an exhilarating journey, experiencing adventures through a divergent mind's peculiar eye for maximum enjoyment and potential adjustment in perspective.
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