Walkin' the Dog

Walkin' the Dog

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Socrates Fortlow, first introduced in Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned, is one of the essential fictional characters of our times. In Walkin' the Dog, the philosopher with 'rock-breaking hands' has come in from the cold and, once again, has to decide the point at which an individual must make a stand against the brutality and corruption that surrounds him. Nine years after his release from prison, Socrates is still living in a two-room shack in Watts, but now with a lover and a steady job. Having responsibilities and people he cares about makes acting morally even harder - he has so much more to lose with the police watching his every move.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 272 pages
  • 138 x 216 x 28mm | 381.02g
  • Profile Books Ltd
  • Serpent's Tail
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Main
  • 1852426500
  • 9781852426507

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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?Mosley?s finest achievement in prose. It has all the lyricism, lush imagery and humour of his splendid mysteries? Philadelphia Enquirer ?Remarkable... Mosley is in perfect form? Chicago Tribune ?Amongst the smartest, most provocative portraits of America written since homelessness and crack entered the lexicon almost 20 years ago...The pleasures are abundant. It?s the language, the deft characterizations, and, finally, it?s the triumph of Socrates himself, a man whose wisdom is hard won? Los Angeles Times
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4 47% (587)
3 22% (278)
2 3% (39)
1 1% (7)
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