Six Easy Pieces

Six Easy Pieces

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With the love of a good woman and two beautiful children, Easy Rawlins has put his past life of trading favors behind him. Following the loss of his best friend and sidekick, Mouse, he wants to set an example for his children by earning an honest living. But trouble has a way of finding Easy on the mean streets of Watts. Easy wanders from schoolhouse to whorehouse as he is drawn into investigating the torching of Sojourner Truth, the Junior High School where he works, then the turning over of a local garage and the death of a prostitute. But no man is an island... His job, his lover, his comfortable house and the children he cherishes all count for nothing when the phone rings and a woman asks if he knows where Mouse is. Easy soon discovers that Mouse is as much of a moral challenge dead as alive. Rich in character and place, the stories reveal the complex nature of the American experience ? the issues of class and race, hope and despair, light and darkness. Six Easy Pieces is confirmation that Mosley?s vision continues to stretch and redefine the American canon.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 134 x 210 x 22mm | 381.02g
  • Profile Books Ltd
  • Serpent's Tail
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Main
  • 1852428309
  • 9781852428303

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?At their core, these stories are about the meaning of manhood... What Mosley wants from all of us is approval for a character who stands up for fundamental values in a compex and confusing world? Washington Post ?Mosley throws a lucky seven with this rock solid addition to the Easy Rawlins series. Highly Recommended? Library Journal ?Easy occupies center stage, surrounded by a stellar cast of characters, while the spirit of Mouse hovers enticingly nearby? Publishers Weekly
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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 York.
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4 46% (682)
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