Always outnumbered, always outgunned: Socrates Fortlow Series, Book 1

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From the best-selling author of A Little Yellow Dog -- the eagerly awaited debut of Socrates Fortlow, a bold and original new hero.Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned introduces Walter Mosley's most compelling new character since the debut of his immortal detective Easy Rawlins: one Socrates Fortlow, a tough, brooding ex-convict determined to challenge and understand the violence and anarchy in his world -- and in himself.Three decades ago, the young Socrates had, in a burst of drunken rage, murdered a man and a woman with his huge rock-breaking hands. Twenty-seven years of hard time in an Indiana prison followed. Now Socrates lives in a cramped, two-room apartment in an abandoned building in Watts, scavenging bottles and delivering groceries for a supermarket. In each of the stories that comprise this richly brooding novel, Socrates Fortlow, like his namesake, explores philosophical questions of morality in a world beset with crime, poverty, and racism. He is an unforgettable presence and his perceptions cast a glow of somber lyricism upon an often harsh world. Socrates is a creation of stunning originality; the book he inhabits is Walter Mosley's most powerful and eloquent to date.
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display_description A black murderer in Los Angeles tries to adjust to normal life after 27 years in jail. Socrates Fortlow struggles with his conscience, tries to make amends and grades himself at the end of the day. But he realizes he is a loser--once a convict, always a convict.
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subject_facet Ex-convicts -- Fiction, Watts (Los Angeles, Calif.) -- Fiction
title_display Always outnumbered, always outgunned
title_full Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned Socrates Fortlow Series, Book 1, Always outnumbered, always outgunned / by Walter Mosley
title_short Always outnumbered, always outgunned
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