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The Right Mistake

Fiction / Fiction / Crime

Date de parution: September 29th 2009

The Right Mistake

The Further Philosophical Investigations of Socrates Fortlow

Living in south central L.A., Socrates Fortlow is a sixty-year-old ex-convict still strong enough to kill men with his bare hands. Filled with profound guilt about his own crimes and disheartened by the chaos of the streets, Socrates calls together local people of all races and social stations and begins to conduct a Thinkers' Club, where all can discuss life's unanswerable questions.

Infiltrated by undercover cops and threatened by strain from within, the Thinkers' Club doesn't have it easy. But simply by debating racial authenticity, street justice, and the possibility of mutual understanding, Socrates and his unlikely crew actually begin to make a difference.

The Right Mistake is Walter Mosley at his most incisive. At once an affectionate and coruscating portrait of ghetto life, it abides the possibility of personal redemption and even, with great struggle, social change.
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USD: $11.99  /  CAD: $14.99

Page Count: 288

ISBN-13: 9780786726585

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Praise

"I can’t stop thinking about it ... I’ll now be reading all of Mosley’s novels. And maybe even giving them out to people."—John McWhorter, New York Times
"A thought-provoking exploration of wickedness--and what's to be done about it."—Seattle Times
"Walter Mosley is a literary artist as well as a master of mystery."—New York Times Book Review
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