Title Profile & Character Information

After

Annotation
When a police officer pulls over a young man for driving without his headlights on, he mistakes the man's cellphone for a gun and fatally shoots him. The officer descends through a maze of self-recrimination and shame; his wife and children leave him; and he struggles to put his life back together after the life-altering mistake.

Awards
2007  Black Caucus of the America Library Association Award

Characters
NameBlake, Carson
GenderMale
OccupationPolice officer
TraitsAfrican American
Married
Father

GenrePsychological
Fiction
Domestic
TopicsAfrican American men
Accidental death
African American families
Tragedy
SettingMaryland