Whispers in the Dark

By Walter Mosley (Electronic Book, 2000)
Ptolemy Bent -- "Popo" -- is different. At an age when most babies arecooing "Mama, " Popo was speaking in complete sentences. He was readingcollege textbooks when he was still too young for nursery school. Popomay just be the smartest human being on Earth. And he spends all histime listening to the radio... to white noise that comes driftingdown from the sky like stardust.

Chill Bent is a two-time loser with a hair-trigger temper. After thedeath of Popo's mother, the ex-con assumes responsibility for hisnephew, vowing to protect the boy from a government eager to strip awayhis African-American heritage and exploit his genius like a naturalresource.

Together, Popo and Chill are about to embark on an extraordinary journeyinto the farthest reaches of the mind and the soul... a journey you willnever forget.

Ptolemy Bent -- "Popo" -- is different. At an age when most babies arecooing "Mama, " Popo was speaking in complete sentences. He was readingcollege textbooks when he was still too young for nursery school. Popomay just be the smartest human being on Earth. And he spends all histime listening to the radio... to white noise that comes driftingdown from the sky like stardust.

Chill Bent is a two-time loser with a hair-trigger temper. After thedeath of Popo's mother, the ex-con assumes responsibility for hisnephew, vowing to protect the boy from a government eager to strip awayhis African-American heritage and exploit his genius like a naturalresource.

Together, Popo and Chill are about to embark on an extraordinary journeyinto the farthest reaches of the mind and the soul... a journey you willnever forget.

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  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Price: $1.99 US/$1.99 CAN
  • ISBN-13: 9780759540446
  • On Sale Date: 12/01/2000