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The Resource The awkward black man : stories, Walter Mosley

The awkward black man : stories, Walter Mosley

Label
The awkward black man : stories
Title
The awkward black man
Title remainder
stories
Statement of responsibility
Walter Mosley
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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"--
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mosley, Walter
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3563.O88456
LC item number
A6 2020
Literary form
short stories
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African American men
  • African Americans
  • Interpersonal communication
Label
The awkward black man : stories, Walter Mosley
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Local hero
  • Otis
  • Showdown on the Hudson
  • Breath
  • Reply to a dead man
  • The letter
  • Haunted
  • The sin of dreams
  • An unlikely series of conversations
  • The good news is
  • Pet fly
  • Almost Alyce
  • Starting over
  • Leading from the affair
  • Cut, cut, cut
  • Between storms
  • The black woman in the Chinese hat
Control code
on1158509579
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition, First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.
Extent
328 pages
Isbn
9780802149565
Lccn
2020026945
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1158509579
Label
The awkward black man : stories, Walter Mosley
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Local hero
  • Otis
  • Showdown on the Hudson
  • Breath
  • Reply to a dead man
  • The letter
  • Haunted
  • The sin of dreams
  • An unlikely series of conversations
  • The good news is
  • Pet fly
  • Almost Alyce
  • Starting over
  • Leading from the affair
  • Cut, cut, cut
  • Between storms
  • The black woman in the Chinese hat
Control code
on1158509579
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition, First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.
Extent
328 pages
Isbn
9780802149565
Lccn
2020026945
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1158509579

Library Locations

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