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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,841 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Walter Mosley Narrator: Paul Winfield Publisher: Phoenix Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Three decades ago, the young Socrates Fortlow, in a burst of drunken rage, murdered a man and a woman. Free again, after 27 years of hard time, Fortlow is living in an abandoned building, scavenging bottles and delivering groceries to barely eke out a living.

In each of the stories that comprise this richly brooding novel, Socrates, like his namesake, questions the morality of the world beset with crime, poverty, and racism that surrounds him. His unforgettable presence and his perceptions cast a glow of somber lyricism upon an often harsh world. This is the debut of Walter Mosley's most compelling new character since the introduction of detective Easy Rawlins. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Mendel | 2/13/2014

    " Socrates Fortlow is an unforgettable protagonist- I'm reminded of Dennis/Cutty from the Wire and many a character from the great August Wilson "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Nancy | 2/10/2014

    " I read this book over 10 years ago and it still stands out in my mind. Socrates Fortlow is a wonderfully complex and humane character. I still remember vividly his experience trying to get a job shortly after his release from prison. Mosley writes very convincingly about the life and struggles of an ex-con and the problems of urban America. This is one of my favorite books. One of these days I'll read it again so I can write a proper review. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Tom Smyth | 2/10/2014

    " Socrates Fortlow is a great character. Book is a nice portrayal of the realities of urban working-class African-American life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Laurie | 2/7/2014

    " This is a good look at being poor and black and an ex-con in Watts. "

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