Always outnumbered, always outgunned
From the best-selling author of A Little Yellow Dog -- the eagerly awaited debut of Socrates Fortlow, a bold and original new hero.Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned introduces Walter Mosley's most compelling new character since the debut of his immortal detective Easy Rawlins: one Socrates Fortlow, a tough, brooding ex-convict determined to challenge and understand the violence and anarchy in his world -- and in himself.Three decades ago, the young Socrates had, in a burst of drunken rage, murdered a man and a woman with his huge rock-breaking hands. Twenty-seven years of hard time in an Indiana prison followed. Now Socrates lives in a cramped, two-room apartment in an abandoned building in Watts, scavenging bottles and delivering groceries for a supermarket. In each of the stories that comprise this richly brooding novel, Socrates Fortlow, like his namesake, explores philosophical questions of morality in a world beset with crime, poverty, and racism. He is an unforgettable presence and his perceptions cast a glow of somber lyricism upon an often harsh world. Socrates is a creation of stunning originality; the book he inhabits is Walter Mosley's most powerful and eloquent to date.
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|Grouping Title||always outnumbered always outgunned|
|Grouping Author||mosley walter|
|Last Grouping Update||2019-11-08 22:27:02PM|
|Last Indexed||2019-11-17 03:11:22AM|
|owning_library_basalt||Basalt Regional Library|
|series||Socrates Fortlow novels|
|series_with_volume||Socrates Fortlow novels|1|
|subject_facet||Ex-convicts -- Fiction|
Watts (Los Angeles, Calif.) -- Fiction
|title_display||Always outnumbered, always outgunned|
|title_full||Always outnumbered, always outgunned / by Walter Mosley|
|title_short||Always outnumbered, always outgunned|