Sunday, March 08, 2009


Not your Easy Rawlins noir mystery. This historical fantasy is set on a 19th-century Georgia plantation. It features a young slave boy numbered 47.

This is the kind of adolescent literature I like to recommend. At first the reader might be put off. But by continuing to “the end of the trail” with 47 the reader will find “happiness” in having read a great book.

In an interview Mosley stated his goal for this book was to create a character that rises above his role as a victim by becoming a victorious hero. “47” does exactly this.

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