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3.00132275132275 out of 53.00132275132275 out of 53.00132275132275 out of 53.00132275132275 out of 53.00132275132275 out of 5 3.00 (1,512 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Walter Mosley Narrator: Lorraine Toussaint Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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New York Times bestselling author Walter Mosley’s novel about two boys, one ensconced in a life of privilege and the other in a life of hardship, explores the true meaning of fortune.

In spite of remarkable differences, Eric and Tommy are as close as brothers. Eric, a Nordic Adonis, is graced by a seemingly endless supply of good fortune. Tommy is a crippled black boy, cursed with health problems, and yet he remains optimistic and strong. When tragedy rips their makeshift family apart, the lives of these boys diverge astonishingly: Eric, the golden youth, is given everything but trusts nothing; Tommy, motherless and impoverished, has nothing but feels lucky every day of his life.

In a riveting story of modern-day resilience and redemption, the two confront separate challenges, and when circumstances reunite them years later, they draw on their extraordinary natures to confront a common enemy and, ultimately, save their lives.

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.”

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Quotes & Awards

  • “[Mosley] weaves the themes of race, destiny, and redemption into an astonishing tale of unlikely siblings and unconditional love.”


  • “With the lightest, slyest of touches, Mosley shows how a certain kind of inarticulate, carnal, involuntary affection transcends just about anything. It's not love, it’s fate, and it’s breathtaking.”

    Publishers Weekly

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Christine | 1/29/2016

    " I loved Lorraine Toussaint as a reader for this book. She took what would've have been a slow read and breathed life and personality into this story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by ♥D.G♥ | 2/16/2014

    " This book was incredible.I would recommend it to other young adults who like a good story. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Suzanne | 2/15/2014

    " Worst Walter Mosley book ever. I just thought it was badly written, and was shocked, because I usually love him. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Nathanial | 2/13/2014

    " discarded because i was listening it to audio-cd at work, and now i don't work there anymore. "

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