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Blonde faith, Walter Mosley

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Blonde faith
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Blonde faith
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Walter Mosley
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  • /* Starred Review */ Set in 1967, Mosley's brilliant 10th Easy Rawlins thriller finds the middle-aged Easy still fighting some of the same battles he fought in his first outing, Devil in a Blue Dress (1990), as an angry young WWII vet trying to make his home in postwar Los Angeles. His “family” has grown from none to many over the years, and now Easy is dealing with the loss of the love of his life, Bonnie, and his decision to make her leave him. Despite Easy's vulnerability and anguish, he's a staunch friend and a fierce protector of those he loves. Easy's two most dangerous friends, Raymond “Mouse” Alexander and Christmas Black, have both disappeared and both are being hunted. Easy must find them before those who want to destroy them do. Mosley knows his territory as intimately as a lover knows his beloved, and Easy's tortuous progression from man-child to man may have reached its climax in this searing and moving novel. (Oct.) --Staff (Reviewed August 6, 2007) (Publishers Weekly, vol 254, issue 31, p165)
  • /* Starred Review */ Mosley's tenth installment in his groundbreaking Easy Rawlins series finds the L.A. detective in his usual state—up to his neck in blood, corpses, and, perhaps worse, family tribulations. The story is set in post—Watts riots 1967, and Easy, now 47, is hired to track down two friends: Christmas Black, a former Green Beret who left his adopted Vietnamese child at Easy's house before disappearing, and everyone's favorite sociopath, Raymond "Mouse" Alexander, whom the police are out to kill. But Easy has his own problems. Emotionally volatile after losing his soul mate, Bonnie Shay, Easy is tortured by regret and self-doubt; he's on a collision course with his grief and must either change direction or crash. As he ages, Easy is a man groping for stability in an increasingly unstable world. More than one man's journey, Mosley's Easy Rawlins series is a chronicle of the shifting landscape of race relations from the 1940s to the 1960s and is destined to become part of the American—and not just African American—conscience. Highly recommended. [See Prepub Alert, LJ 6/15/07.]—Mike Rogers, Library Journal --Mike Rogers (Reviewed July 15, 2007) (Library Journal, vol 132, issue 12, p61)
  • Easy Rawlins's 10th case (Cinnamon Kiss, 2005, etc.), set in 1967, is a tale of three missing men, each with a personal connection to Watts's definitive private eye.There's nothing unusual about the LAPD looking for Mouse Alexander, who went missing the day before Pericles Tarr, the inventory clerk he's suspected of killing, also dropped off the map. Nor is there anything unprecedented about a child turning up in Easy's home, the way Easter Dawn, the precocious Vietnamese girl ex-Marine Christmas Black adopted, does without a note or a word of explanation from her father. What's unusual here is the way Easy's attention, which ought to be focused by the gung-ho soldiers in pursuit of Christmas Black, keeps shifting from one disappearance to another. In truth, his mind isn't really on any of them; he can't stop thinking about Bonnie Shay, the flight attendant he threw out when she took up with an African prince. Certain he should have begged Bonnie to return, Easy is especially distracted after she phones to announce her upcoming marriage. But that doesn't prevent him from pursuing a new romance with UCLA student Tourmaline Goss and responding to the embraces of troubled bank officer Faith Laneer, none of which prevent him from feeling "lost in my own home, in my own skin."Familiar territory for both Mosley (Killing Johnny Fry, 2007, etc.) and Easy, who sounds a lot more ancient than his 47 years. (Kirkus Reviews, August 15, 2007)
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180080
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Mosley, Walter
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Easy Rawlins mysteries
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0011
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  • Rawlins, Easy (Fictitious character)
  • Private investigators
  • African American men
  • Los Angeles (Calif.)
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Blonde faith, Walter Mosley
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650869
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25 cm
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First edition.
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308 pages
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9780316734592
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(hardcover)
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2007026018
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  • (OCoLC)167490307
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Blonde faith, Walter Mosley
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text
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25 cm
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First edition.
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308 pages
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9780316734592
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(hardcover)
Lccn
2007026018
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • (Sirsi) i9780316734592
  • (OCoLC)167490307

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