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The Resource Fortunate son, Walter Mosley

Fortunate son, Walter Mosley

Label
Fortunate son
Title
Fortunate son
Statement of responsibility
Walter Mosley
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "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 his own challenges. 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 a 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."--Jacket
Summary
Sharing a close bond in spite of very different backgrounds, Eric, a handsome white man of privilege, and Tommy, an impoverished black youth with poor health, are separated by tragedy and reunited by a common enemy years later
Storyline
Tone
Character
Award
Booklist Editors' Choice: Adult Books for Young Adults, 2006.
Awards note
Black Caucus of the American Library Association Literary Award, 2007.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
141729
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mosley, Walter
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Conduct of life
  • Male friendship
  • Social classes
  • Race relations
  • Fictional Works
  • Conduct of life
  • Male friendship
  • Race relations
  • Social classes
Target audience
adult
Label
Fortunate son, Walter Mosley
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm61362754
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
313 pages
Isbn
9780316114714
Lccn
2005024477
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780316114714
System control number
(OCoLC)61362754
Label
Fortunate son, Walter Mosley
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm61362754
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
313 pages
Isbn
9780316114714
Lccn
2005024477
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780316114714
System control number
(OCoLC)61362754

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