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  • Published in USA  Jan 2006,
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Errol is awakened again by a strange prank caller asking for him by name and claiming to be his father--who has been dead for several years. It feels like a surreal call from the grave, until Erroll hears the unmistakable sound of a handset being put down on a table. Curious, and not a little unnerved, he sneaks into the graveyard where his father is buried. What he finds there will change his life forever. But once Errol's been touched by the Wave, a presence infecting the planet, can anything be the same again? With the bold imagination that made Blue Light a bestseller, Walter Mosley returns to science fiction with a novel both eerie and transcendent.

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'This wave is fast and small, but it leaves little behind in its wake.' - PW.
'As the stakes continue to rise, the carefully controlled emotional conflicts Mosley has woven begin to scatter like fragments of an exploding star. Even so, Mosley's third foray into sci-fi is as provocative and deeply felt as ever, right down to the enigmatic ending.' - Kirkus.
'Errol's captivity and escape are like scenes from a dull-witted fifties "sci-fi" flick, and the characters aren't even strong cardboard.' - Booklist.

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Walter Mosley Author Biography

Walter Mosley's books have been translated into at least twenty-one languages. His popular mysteries featuring Easy Rawlins and his friend Raymond "Mouse" Alexander began with Devil in a Blue Dress. It was published by W.W. Norton in 1990, and was nominated for an Edgar. The TriStar film, "Devil in a Blue Dress," produced by Jonathan Demme, directed by Carl Franklin, and starring Denzel Washington and Jennifer Beals was released in the fall of 1995 and garnered critical acclaim and many awards. Others in the series, A Red Death and White Butterfly were also nominated for several awards. Black Betty and A Little Yellow Dog were New York Times bestsellers.

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