Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned

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"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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Author:
Walter Mosley
ISBN-10:
0671014994
Pages:
208
Publisher:
Washington Square Press
Publication Date:
October 01, 1998
Binding:
Paperback