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Collection: 7-day Books
Call Number: F
Author: Mosley, Walter
Title: The awkward black man
Remainder of title: stories
Summary, etc. note: "Bestselling author Walter Mosley has proven himself a master of narrative tension, both with his extraordinary fiction and gripping writing for television. The Awkward Black Man collects seventeen of Mosley's most accomplished short stories to display the full range of his remarkable talent. Mosley presents distinct characters as they struggle to move through the world in each of these stories-heroes who are awkward, nerdy, self-defeating, self-involved, and, on the whole, odd. He overturns the stereotypes that corral black male characters and paints a subtle, powerful portrait of each of these unique individuals. In "The Good News Is," a man's insecurity about his weight gives way to a serious illness and the intense loneliness that accompanies it. Deeply vulnerable, he allows himself to be taken advantage of in return for a little human comfort in a raw display of true need. "Pet Fly" follows a man working as a mailroom clerk for a big company-and the unforeseen repercussions he endures when he attempts to forge a connection beyond the one he has with the fly buzzing around his apartment. And "Almost Alyce" chronicles failed loves, family loss, alcoholism, and a Zen approach to the art of begging that proves surprisingly effective. Touching and contemplative, each of these unexpected stories offers the best of one of our most gifted writers"--

International Standard Book Number: 9780802149565
: (hardcover)
: (ebook)
Canceled/invalid ISBN: 9780802156860
Description conventions: rda
Authentication code: pcc
Classification number: PS3563.O88456
Item number: A6 2020
Edition number: 23
Classification number: 813/.54
Relator term: author.
Uniform title: Short stories.
Form subheading: Selections
Statement of responsibility, etc.: Walter Mosley.
Edition statement: First edition.
Edition statement: First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.
Place of publication: New York ,NY
Name of publisher: Grove Press Books
Date of publication: 2020
Projected publication date: 2009
: New York :
: Grove Press,
: 2020.
Extent: 328 pages
: rdacontent
: text
: txt
: rdamedia
: unmediated
: n
: rdacarrier
: volume
: nc
: Provided by publisher.
Source of acquisition: B & T 2/1/21
Purchase price: 26.00
Subject: Black Men
Subject: America
: acquire
: 1 shelf copy
: policy default
: xk34 2020-06-15
: xk34 2020-06-15 (TW Situational) to CIP

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