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Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned: Socrates Fortlow 1

Walter Mosley

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Crime & mystery

Let Walter Mosley, author of the bestselling Easy Rawlins series, introduce you to a new hero . . . Socrates Fortlow

Adapted for the screen in 1998 starring Laurence Fishburne as Socrates Fortlow.

New York Times bestselling author Walter Mosley introduces an "astonishing character" (Los Angeles Times Book Review) in this acclaimed collection of entwined tales. Meet Socrates Fortlow, a tough ex-con seeking truth and redemption in South Central Los Angeles -- and finding the miracle of survival.

"I either committed a crime or had a crime done to me every day I was in jail. Once you go to prison you belong there." Socrates Fortlow has done his time: twenty-seven years for murder and rape, acts forged by his huge, rock-breaking hands. Now, he has come home to a new kind of prison: two battered rooms in an abandoned building in Watts. Working for the Bounty supermarket, and moving perilously close to invisibility, it is Socrates who throws a lifeline to a drowning man: young Darryl, whose shaky path is already bloodstained and fearsome. In a place of violence and hopelessness, Socrates offers up his own battle-scarred wisdom that can turn the world around.

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Walter Mosley

Walter Mosley is the author of the acclaimed Easy Rawlins series of mysteries; the novels Blue Light, RL's Dream, Futureland, Fearless Jones and Fear Itself; and two collections of stories. He was born in Los Angeles and lives in New York.

Previous titles:
The Easy Rawlins series: Cinnamon Kiss (Bfmt Jan 07);
Little Scarlet;
Devil in a Blue Dress;
Feckless Jones;
Fear Itself;
Blue Light;
RL's Dream

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