Fortunate Son

Fortunate Son

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In spite of remarkable differences, Eric and Tommy are as close as brothers. Eric, a Nordic Adonis, is graced by a seemingly endless supply of good fortune, Tommy is a sickly black boy, cursed with health problems, who yet remains optimistic and strong. After tragedy rips this makeshift family apart, the lives of these boys diverge astonishingly: Eric, the golden youth, is given everything but trusts nothing; Tommy, motherless and impoverished, has nothing, but feels lucky every day of his life. In a riveting story of modern-day resilience and redemption, the two confront separate challenges, and when circumstances reunite them years later, they draw on their extraordinary natures to confront a common enemy and, ultimately, save lives. Fortunate Son has the same brilliant observations of the hidden currents of modern life that won great praise for The Man in My Basement. It is a gripping literary novel that puts complex ideas and forces in play with irresistible more

Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 136 x 210 x 24mm | 340.2g
  • Profile Books Ltd
  • Serpent's Tail
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 1852429313
  • 9781852429317
  • 1,394,727

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"'Mosley shows how a certain kind of inarticulate, carnal, involuntary affection transcends just about anything... it's breathtaking' Publishers' Weekly 'Mosley makes his simple tale gripping through the studied artlessness of his storytelling' Kirkus Reviews 'Fortunate Son deserves to be on the shelves of every library' Library Journal 'Mosley manages to pack Fortunate Son with complex and troubling ideas, and yet never forgets that he's telling a story - the entertainment and pathos are held perfectly in balance with the polemics, and yes, by the final pages you'll still be on the edge of your seat' O Magazine"show more

About Walter Mosley

Walter Mosley is the author of over twenty critically acclaimed books and his work has been translated into twenty-one languages. His popular mystery series featuring Easy Rawlins began with Devil in a Blue Dress in 1990, which was later made into a film starring Denzel Washington. Born and raised in Los Angeles, he now lives in New more

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