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Blonde Faith

by Walter Mosley

Blonde Faith
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  • First Published:
    Oct 2007, 320 pages
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    Aug 2008, 320 pages

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Easy Rawlins comes home from work and finds more trouble on his doorstep in a day than most men encounter in a lifetime ....

The many fans of Ezekiel "Easy" Rawlins are sure to be satisfied with this tenth novel in the series. From the opening pages of Blonde Faith, continual problems assail Easy and those he loves, but this "unwilling detective" maintains steady focus as he searches for answers in the neighborhoods of south-central Los Angeles. The interconnected story arcs evolve and intertwine against a 1967 backdrop of civil injustice, Vietnam fallout, and rampant racism. Forceful personalities and frequent plot twists combine easily in Mosley’s smooth narrative about the inner and outer trials of this melancholic, reluctant hero. Love, longing, loneliness, and broken memories are as much a part of his life as criminal investigations, gunshot trajectories, and speeding automobiles. The author’s ear for dialogue and vernacular is very good, and the flowing prose style ...

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