Down the River Unto the Sea

Down the River Unto the Sea
Author: Walter Mosley
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2018-02-22
ISBN 10: 147460868X
ISBN 13: 9781474608688
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Down the River Unto the Sea Book Review:

Winner of the RBA Prize for Crime Writing Joe King Oliver was one of the NYPD's finest investigators until, dispatched to arrest a well-heeled car thief, he is framed for assault, a charge that lands him in the notorious Rikers Island prison. A decade later, King is a private detective, running his agency with the help of his teenage daughter, Aja-Denise. When he receives a card in the mail from the woman who admits she was paid by someone in the NYPD to frame him all those years ago, King realises that he has no choice but to take his own case: figuring out who on the force wanted him disposed of - and why. At the same time, King must investigate the case of black radical journalist Leonard Compton, aka A Free Man, accused of killing two on-duty police officers who had been abusing their badges to traffic drugs and women into the city's poorest neighbourhoods. In pursuit of justice, our hero must beat dirty cops and even dirtier bankers. All the while, two lives hang in the balance: Compton's, and King's own.

Down the River unto the Sea

Down the River unto the Sea
Author: Walter Mosley
Publsiher: Mulholland Books
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2018-02-20
ISBN 10: 9780316509640
ISBN 13: 0316509647
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Down the River unto the Sea Book Review:

"Mosley writes with great power here about themes that have permeated his work: institutional racism, political corruption, and the ways that both of these issues affect not only society at large but also the inner lives of individual men and women." --Booklist (starred review) *Winner of the Edgar Award for Best Novel* Joe King Oliver was one of the NYPD's finest investigators, until, dispatched to arrest a well-heeled car thief, he is framed for assault by his enemies within the NYPD, a charge which lands him in solitary at Rikers Island. A decade later, King is a private detective, running his agency with the help of his teenage daughter, Aja-Denise. Broken by the brutality he suffered and committed in equal measure while behind bars, his work and his daughter are the only light in his solitary life. When he receives a card in the mail from the woman who admits she was paid to frame him those years ago, King realizes that he has no choice but to take his own case: figuring out who on the force wanted him disposed of--and why. Running in parallel with King's own quest for justice is the case of a Black radical journalist accused of killing two on-duty police officers who had been abusing their badges to traffic in drugs and women within the city's poorest neighborhoods. Joined by Melquarth Frost, a brilliant sociopath, our hero must beat dirty cops and dirtier bankers, craven lawyers, and above all keep his daughter far from the underworld in which he works. All the while, two lives hang in the balance: King's client's, and King's own.

Fortunate Son

Fortunate Son
Author: Walter Mosley
Publsiher: Little, Brown
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2006-04-10
ISBN 10: 9780759515482
ISBN 13: 0759515484
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fortunate Son Book Review:

Tommy's nickname is Lucky, but no one would think this crippled boy was blessed. Cursed with health problems and drawn into trouble more often than not, Tommy is the recipient of pity rather than admiration. He is nothing like his stepbrother Eric. Eric, a Nordic Adonis, is graced by a seemingly endless supply of good fortune-he is charming, a star athlete, and a magnet for anyone in his sphere. Yet in spite of these differences, Eric and Tommy are as close as two humans can be. After tragedy rips their makeshift family apart, the lives of these boys split. In a powerful story of modern-day resilience and redemption, Tommy and Eric forge their separate ways in the world, each confronting the challenges of his sphere. For Tommy this means dropping out of school, selling drugs, living on the streets, and somehow creating a family of his own. Motherless, African-American, and impoverished, Tommy has nothing but feels lucky every day of his life. For Eric, the golden youth, life means athletics, sexual attraction, excellent grades, prosperity, and the uncertainty that comes with prizes won too easily. Given everything, he trusts nothing. Eric and Tommy's parallel lives are an astonishing story of self-determination and the true measure of fortune. The ties that bind this Adonis and his sickly counterpart, however, are thicker than blood, and when circumstances reunite Eric and Tommy after years apart, their distinct approaches to life may be the only thing that can save them from forces that threaten to destroy them for good. Written with unique insight into the hidden currents and deeper realities of modern life, Fortunate Son is a tour de force by the author the Boston Globe calls "one of this nation's finest writers."

The Man in My Basement

The Man in My Basement
Author: Walter Mosley
Publsiher: Little, Brown
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2004-01-05
ISBN 10: 9780759508613
ISBN 13: 0759508615
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Man in My Basement Book Review:

Hailed as a masterpiece -- the finest work yet by an American novelist of the first rank -- this is the mysterious story of a young black man who agrees to an unusual bargain to save the home that has belonged to his family for generations. The man at Charles Blakey's door has a proposition almost too strange for words. The stranger offers him $50,000 in cash to spend the summer in Charles's basement, and Charles cannot even begin to guess why. The beautiful house has been in the Blakey family for generations, but Charles has just lost his job and is behind on his mortgage payments. The money would be welcome. But Charles Blakey is black and Anniston Bennet is white, and it is clear that the stranger wants more than a basement view. There is something deeper and darker about his request, and Charles does not need any more trouble. But financial necessity leaves him no choice. Once Anniston Bennet is installed in his basement, Charles is cast into a role he never dreamed of. Anniston has some very particular requests for his landlord, and try as he might, Charles cannot avoid being lured into Bennet's strange world. At first he resists, but soon he is tempted -- tempted to understand a set of codes that has always eluded him, tempted by the opportunity to understand the secret ways of white folks. Charles's summer with a man in his basement turns into an exploration of inconceivable worlds of power and manipulation, and unimagined realms of humanity. Walter Mosley pierces long-hidden veins of justice and morality with startling insight into the deepest mysteries of human nature.

Journey to the River Sea

Journey to the River Sea
Author: Eva Ibbotson
Publsiher: Pan Macmillan
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2008-09-04
ISBN 10: 0330477447
ISBN 13: 9780330477444
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Journey to the River Sea Book Review:

An Amazon adventure set in the wilderness of Brazil, Journey to the River Sea is filled with mystery and memorable characters. It is 1910 and Maia, tragically orphaned at thirteen, has been sent from England to start a new life with distant relatives in Manaus, hundreds of miles up the Amazon. She is accompanied by an eccentric and mysterious governess who has secret reasons of her own for making the journey. Both soon discover an exotic world bursting with new experiences in Journey to the River Sea, Eva Ibbotson's highly colourful, joyous adventure. Winner of the Smarties Gold Medal. Shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal and the Whitbread Award.

Twelve Steps Toward Political Revelation

Twelve Steps Toward Political Revelation
Author: Walter Mosley
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2011-04-26
ISBN 10: 1568586671
ISBN 13: 9781568586670
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Twelve Steps Toward Political Revelation Book Review:

In his late teens and early twenties, Walter Mosley was addicted to alcohol and cigarettes. Drawing from this intimate knowledge of addiction and recovery, Mosley explores the deviances of contemporary America and describes a society in thrall to its own consumption. Although Americans live in the richest country on earth, many citizens exist on the brink of poverty, and from that profound economic inequality stems self-destructive behavior. In Twelve Steps to Political Revelation, Mosley outlines a guide to recovery from oppression. First we must identify the problems that surround us. Next we must actively work together to create a just, more holistic society. And finally, power must be returned to the embrace of the people. Challenging and original, Recovery confronts both self-understanding and how we define ourselves in relation to others.

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Total Pages: 329
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John Woman

John Woman
Author: Walter Mosley
Publsiher: Atlantic Monthly Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2018-09-04
ISBN 10: 0802146414
ISBN 13: 9780802146410
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

John Woman Book Review:

The New York Times bestselling author of the Easy Rawlins novels delivers “a taut, riveting, and artfully edgy saga” of one man’s self-transformation (Kirkus). At twelve years old, Cornelius Jones, the son of an Italian-American woman and a black man from Mississippi, secretly takes over his father’s job at a silent film theater in New York’s East Village—until the innocent scheme goes tragically wrong. Years later, his dying father imparts this piece of wisdom to Cornelius: The person who controls the narrative of history controls their own fate. After his father dies and his mother disappears, Cornelius sets about reinventing himself—becoming Professor John Woman, a man who will spread his father’s teachings through the classrooms of an unorthodox southwestern university and beyond. But there are other individuals who are attempting to influence the narrative of John Woman, and who might know something about the facts of his hidden past. Engaging with some of the most provocative ideas of recent intellectual history, John Woman is a compulsively readable, deliciously unexpected novel about the way we tell stories, and whether the stories we tell have the power to change the world

Charcoal Joe

Charcoal Joe
Author: Walter Mosley
Publsiher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2017-05-02
ISBN 10: 0804172102
ISBN 13: 9780804172103
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Charcoal Joe Book Review:

Life for Easy Rawlins is surprisingly ... easy. He's living off the proceeds of his last case, trying to keep out of trouble. Of course it's not going to last. Because Easy's old friend Mouse knocks on his door. Mouse is one of the deadliest men in America. And Mouse wants a small favor. He wants Easy to help a man he says is wrongly imprisoned, a friend of Charcoal Joe. Charcoal Joe is a mythical figure in the LA underworld - he pulls all the strings but keeps out of sight. Reluctantly, Easy agrees - he owes Mouse his life. But this is no small favor. It's going to be Easy's deadliest investigation yet. It's going to take him from the beaches of Malibu to the shadiest stretches of Sunset in a frenetic adventure through a wild and unrepentant city.

The Long Fall

The Long Fall
Author: Walter Mosley
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2009-03-24
ISBN 10: 1101011378
ISBN 13: 9781101011379
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Long Fall Book Review:

The widely praised New York Times bestseller, and Mosley's first new series since his acclaimed Easy Rawlins novels... Leonid McGill is an ex-boxer and a hard drinker looking to clean up his act. He's an old-school P.I. working a New York City that's gotten a little too fancy all around him. But it's still full of dirty secrets, and as McGill unearths them, his commitment to the straight and narrow is going to be tested to the limit...

Heart of Darkness

Heart of Darkness
Author: Joseph Conrad
Publsiher: BookRix
Total Pages: 154
Release: 2018-10-16
ISBN 10: 3736800835
ISBN 13: 9783736800830
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Heart of Darkness Book Review:

Heart of Darkness is a short novel by Polish novelist Joseph Conrad, written as a frame narrative, about Charles Marlow's life as an ivory transporter down the Congo River in Central Africa. The river is "a mighty big river, that you could see on the map, resembling an immense snake uncoiled, with its head in the sea, its body at rest curving afar over a vast country, and its tail lost in the depths of the land." In the course of his travel in central Africa, Marlow becomes obsessed with Mr. Kurtz. The story is a complex exploration of the attitudes people hold on what constitutes a barbarian versus a civilized society and the attitudes on colonialism and racism that were part and parcel of European imperialism. Originally published as a three-part serial story, in Blackwood's Magazine, the novella Heart of Darkness has been variously published and translated into many languages. In 1998, the Modern Library ranked Heart of Darkness one of the hundred best novels in English of the twentieth century.

Across the River and Into the Trees

Across the River and Into the Trees
Author: Ernest Hemingway
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2014-05-22
ISBN 10: 1476770034
ISBN 13: 9781476770031
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Across the River and Into the Trees Book Review:

In the fall of 1948, Ernest Hemingway made his first extended visit to Italy in thirty years. His reacquaintance with Venice, a city he loved, provided the inspiration for Across the River and into the Trees, the story of Richard Cantwell, a war-ravaged American colonel stationed in Italy at the close of the Second World War, and his love for a young Italian countess. A poignant, bittersweet homage to love that overpowers reason, to the resilience of the human spirit, and to the worldweary beauty and majesty of Venice, Across the River and into the Trees stands as Hemingway's statement of defiance in response to the great dehumanizing atrocities of the Second World War. Hemingway's last full-length novel published in his lifetime, it moved John O'Hara in The New York Times Book Review to call him “the most important author since Shakespeare.”

The Awkward Black Man

The Awkward Black Man
Author: Walter Mosley
Publsiher: Grove Atlantic
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2020-09-15
ISBN 10: 080215686X
ISBN 13: 9780802156860
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Awkward Black Man Book Review:

A new collection of short fiction from the Edgar Award-winning author of Devil in a Blue Dress and Trouble is What I Do. With his extraordinary fiction and gripping television writing, Walter Mosley has proven himself a master of narrative tension. The Awkward Black Man collects seventeen of Mosley’s most accomplished short stories to showcase the full range of his remarkable talent. Touching, contemplative, and always surprising, these stories introduce an array of imperfect characters—awkward, self-defeating, elf-involved, or just plain odd. In The Awkward Black Man, Mosley overturns the stereotypes that corral black male characters and paints subtle, powerful portraits of unique individuals. In "The Good News Is," a man’s insecurity about his weight gives way to illness and a loneliness so intense that he’d do anything for a little human comfort. "Pet Fly," previously published in the New Yorker, follows a man working as a mailroom clerk—a solitary job for which he is overqualified—and the unforeseen repercussions he endures when he attempts to forge a new connection. And "Almost Alyce" chronicles failed loves, family loss, alcoholism, and a Zen approach to the art of begging that proves surprisingly effective.

Blue Light

Blue Light
Author: Walter Mosley
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 296
Release: 1998-11-02
ISBN 10: 9780316570985
ISBN 13: 0316570982
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Blue Light Book Review:

When several people are struck by a blue light, they evolve into a superhuman race who try to spread their message of evolution and higher purpose to the rest of the world, in a speculative novel about the ultimate purpose of the human race. By the author of the Easy Rawlins mysteries. 50,000 first printing. Tour.

47

47
Author: Walter Mosley
Publsiher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2008-12-14
ISBN 10: 9780316054799
ISBN 13: 0316054798
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

47 Book Review:

New York Times Bestseller"Engaging." --Publishers Weekly, starred review Master storyteller Walter Mosley deftly mixes speculative and historical fiction in this daring New York Times bestselling novel, reminiscent of Colson Whitehead's The Underground Railroad. 47 is a young slave boy living under the watchful eye of a brutal slave master. His life seems doomed until he meets a mysterious runaway slave, Tall John. 47 finds himself swept up in a struggle for his own liberation.

Debbie Doesn't Do It Anymore

Debbie Doesn't Do It Anymore
Author: Walter Mosley
Publsiher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Total Pages: 265
Release: 2015
ISBN 10: 0767929640
ISBN 13: 9780767929646
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Debbie Doesn't Do It Anymore Book Review:

Resolving to leave the pornography industry after her husband is found electrocuted in a hot tub with another woman, adult film star Debbie Dare endures a reckoning involving her late husband's debts, her estranged family, and the child she had to give up.

The Land and the Book

The Land and the Book
Author: William McClure Thomson
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1859
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: NYPL:33433081584298
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Land and the Book Book Review:

Down the River unto the Sea

Down the River unto the Sea
Author: Walter Mosley
Publsiher: Mulholland Books
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2018-02-20
ISBN 10: 0316509655
ISBN 13: 9780316509657
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Down the River unto the Sea Book Review:

"Mosley writes with great power here about themes that have permeated his work: institutional racism, political corruption, and the ways that both of these issues affect not only society at large but also the inner lives of individual men and women." --Booklist (starred review) *Winner of the Edgar Award for Best Novel* Joe King Oliver was one of the NYPD's finest investigators, until, dispatched to arrest a well-heeled car thief, he is framed for assault by his enemies within the NYPD, a charge which lands him in solitary at Rikers Island. A decade later, King is a private detective, running his agency with the help of his teenage daughter, Aja-Denise. Broken by the brutality he suffered and committed in equal measure while behind bars, his work and his daughter are the only light in his solitary life. When he receives a card in the mail from the woman who admits she was paid to frame him those years ago, King realizes that he has no choice but to take his own case: figuring out who on the force wanted him disposed of--and why. Running in parallel with King's own quest for justice is the case of a Black radical journalist accused of killing two on-duty police officers who had been abusing their badges to traffic in drugs and women within the city's poorest neighborhoods. Joined by Melquarth Frost, a brilliant sociopath, our hero must beat dirty cops and dirtier bankers, craven lawyers, and above all keep his daughter far from the underworld in which he works. All the while, two lives hang in the balance: King's client's, and King's own.

If I Die Tonight

If I Die Tonight
Author: Alison Gaylin
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2018-03-06
ISBN 10: 0062641115
ISBN 13: 9780062641113
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

If I Die Tonight Book Review:

Reminiscent of the bestsellers of Laura Lippman and Harlan Coben—with a dose of Big Little Lies or Stranger Things—an absorbing, addictive tale of psychological suspense from the author of the highly acclaimed and Edgar Award-nominated What Remains of Me and the USA Today bestselling and Shamus Award-winning Brenna Spector series, in which a seemingly open-and-shut police case with a clear-cut hero and villain turns out to be anything but simple. Late one night in the quiet Hudson Valley town of Havenkill, a distraught woman stumbles into the police station—and lives are changed forever. Aimee En, once a darling of the ’80s pop music scene, claims that a teenage boy stole her car, then ran over another young man who'd rushed to help. As Liam Miller’s life hangs in the balance, the events of that fateful night begin to come into focus. But is everything as it seems? The case quickly consumes social media, transforming Liam, a local high school football star, into a folk hero, and the suspect, a high school outcast named Wade Reed, into a depraved would-be killer. But is Wade really guilty? And if he isn't, why won't he talk? Told from a kaleidoscope of viewpoints—Wade's mother Jackie, his younger brother Connor, Aimee En and Pearl Maze, a young police officer with a tragic past, If I Die Tonight is a story of family ties and dark secrets—and the lengths we'll go to protect ourselves.

And Sometimes I Wonder about You

And Sometimes I Wonder about You
Author: Walter Mosley
Publsiher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2016-04-19
ISBN 10: 0804172099
ISBN 13: 9780804172097
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

And Sometimes I Wonder about You Book Review:

Investigating the murder of a client he initially refused to help, Leonid navigates difficult personal elements in his own life while uncovering dark secrets about the victim's old-money family and its missing heiress.