Dark at the Crossing Themes & Motifs

Elliot Ackerman
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The Need and Hope to Rebuild

This novel explores the human need to hope and long for rebuilding: to restore what was lost in the past, or to create something new from what had been destroyed.

Daphne showed the possibility of creating something new from what had been destroyed. She said, "When the revolution began I was studying for my degree, but I wasn't really interested in my subject. I'd just invested so much time at the university--exams, papers, research My life had a momentum to it, one I din't care for. Then, as the war destroyed everything, we all learned to rebuild amid the destruction. The first thing I built was the kindergarten--for my daughter, Kifa. I didn't draw up any lesson plans then. I just began teaching with a few other mothers. To my surprise, I found more satisfaction in this modest pursuit than in...

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