Walkin' the dog

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Socrates Fortlow, an ex-convict forced to define his own morality in a lawless world, confronts wrongs that most people would rather ignore and comes face-to-face with the most dangerous emotion: hope. It has been nine years since his release from prison, and he still makes his home in a two-room shack in a Watts alley. But he has a girlfriend now, a steady job, and he is even caring for a pet, the two-legged dog he calls Killer. These responsibilities make finding the right path even harder - especially when the police make Socrates their first suspect in every crime within six blocks.--BOOK JACKET. "In each chapter of Walkin' the Dog, Socrates challenges a different conundrum of modern life. In "Blue Lightning, " he is offered a better-paying job but has to consider whether the extra pay is worth the freedom he would have to give up. In "Promise, " he keeps a vow made long ago to a dying friend, and learns that a promise to one person can mean damage to another. In "Mookie Kid, " he gets a telephone and,learns that the price of being able to reach others is that others can contact him - whether he wants to be reached or not."--BOOK JACKET. "Walkin' the Dog builds to a stunning climax as Socrates takes on a rogue cop who has terrorized his neighborhood."--BOOK JACKET.
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Grouped Work ID fe96a54b-ca58-2545-1a6c-6b989556032c
Grouping Title walkin the dog
Grouping Author mosley walter
Grouping Category book
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auth_author2 James, Peter Francis,
author Mosley, Walter.
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display_description Socrates confronts wrongs that most people would rather ignore in these powerful new stories which explores life outside the law in modern-day Los Angeles.
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publishDate 1999, 2000
record_details ils:a155411|Book|Books|1st ed.|English|Little, Brown,|1999.|260 p. : 24 cm., ils:a170458|Audio CD|Audiobooks||English|Recorded Books,|p2000.|7 sound discs (8 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
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series Socrates Fortlow novels
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subject_facet African American men -- California -- Los Angeles -- Fiction, African American men -- California -- Los Angeles -- Fiction -- Audiobooks (CD), Audiobooks (CD), Ex-convicts -- California -- Los Angeles -- Fiction, Ex-convicts -- California -- Los Angeles -- Fiction -- Audiobooks (CD), Los Angeles (Calif.) -- Social life and customs -- Fiction, Los Angeles (Calif.) -- Social life and customs -- Fiction -- Audiobooks (CD), Philosophers -- California -- Los Angeles -- Fiction, Philosophers -- California -- Los Angeles -- Fiction -- Audiobooks (CD)
title_display Walkin' the dog
title_full Walkin' the dog / Walter Mosley, Walkin' the dog [sound recording] / by Walter Mosley
title_short Walkin' the dog
topic_facet African American men, Audiobooks (CD), Ex-convicts, Philosophers, Social life and customs