Three decades ago, the young Socrates Fortlow had, in a burst of drunken rage, murdered two people. Hard time in an Indiana prison followed. Now. 27 years later, Socrates lives in an abandoned building in Watts, delivering groceries for a supermarket. In each of the stories in this audiobook, Socrates explores philosophical questions of mortality ...
Three decades ago, the young Socrates Fortlow had, in a burst of drunken rage, murdered two people. Hard time in an Indiana prison followed. Now. 27 years later, Socrates lives in an abandoned building in Watts, delivering groceries for a supermarket. In each of the stories in this audiobook, Socrates explores philosophical questions of mortality in a world beset with crime, poverty and racism. October 1997 publication date.
New. 0787121991 1997 Audio Book Set of 2 cassette tapes...STILL SEALED in original publisher's shrinkwrap...Brand New from 1997 publisher...Never opened, Never used, Never marked...Gift Giving quality...Running Time: approximately 3 hours...Unabridged...Read by Paul Winfield...' In this cycle of 14 bittersweet stories, Walter Mosley breaks out of the genre--if not the setting--of his bestselling Easy Rawlins detective novels. Only eight years after serving out a prison sentence for murder, Socrates Fortlow lives in a tiny, two-room Watts apartment, where he cooks on a hot plate, scavenges for bottles, drinks, and wrestles with his demons. Struggling to control a seemingly boundless rage--as well as the power of his massive "rock-breaking" hands--Socrates must find a way to live an honorable life as a black man on the margins of a white world, a task which takes every ounce of self-control he has. Easy Rawlins fans might initially find themselves disappointed by the absence of a mystery to unravel. But it's a gripping inner drama that unfolds over the pages of these stories, as Socrates comes to grips with the chaos, poverty, and violence around him. He tries to get and keep a job delivering groceries; takes in a young street kid named Darryl, who has his own murder to hide; and helps drive out the neighborhood crack dealer. Throughout, Mosley captures the rhythms of Watts life in prose both musical and hard-edged, resulting in a haunting look at a life bounded by lust, violence, fear, and a ruthlessly unsentimental moral vision '....' Esteemed actor Paul Winfield impeccably reads these "unabridged selections" from the cycle of 14 nonmystery stories in which Mosley introduces a new character, Socrates Fortlow. He is a brooding ex-convict who is stuggling to make sense of the violence, crime, fear, and disrespect in the black community where he lives. Each story focuses on a moral issue with which we witness Socrates argue, question, and fight his way to a dignified and responsible position and course of action. A winning production '..." Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned-The Socrates Fortlow Stories "...by Walter Mosley...1997 audio book on tape read by Paul Winfield, Still Sealed *** Securely packed for Safe delivery ~ Shipping safely Worldwide, since 1965 ***
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