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In the beginning, Ezekiel "Easy" Rawlins and Raymond "Mouse" Alexander were merely two young men hitting the road. In a "borrowed" 1936 Ford, they head for Pariah, Texas on a mission to retrieve money from Mouse's stepfather so he can marry his EttaMae.

But on their steamy bayou excursion, Mouse chooses murder as a way out, while Easy's past liaison with EttaMae floats precariously in his memory. Easy and Mouse are coming of age - and everything they ever knew about friendship and about themselves is coming apart at the seams.

©1997 Walter Mosley (P)1997, 2017 Dove Audio / Phoenix Books

Critic Reviews

"A powerfully raw, lyrical coming-of-age story." ( Publishers Weekly)

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I did not care for this one, but he is still one of my favorite Authors.

I have been reading Walter Mosley’s work since my late teens. I am just getting around to reading the entire Easy Rawlings series in order. As of now this is the only one of the series, or anything else he has written I did not care for. It is out of chronological order, and the story line was kind of strange. A little disappointed, but will be moving on to Bad Boy Brawly Brown. He is still one of my favorite authors, I just wouldn’t recommend this particular book to anyone especially if they are not familiar with his work.

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Love this Character

First, I love Walter Mosley 's Easy Rawlin's series of books. This character is so real and super cool. I started reading the series years ago with a Boo Club I joined. We would hear the book and then get together over dinner and have a deep discussion. It was great. Gone Fishin' has another great story where Easy just happens on more mess to get involved in. I love to listen when I'm on the airplane traveling an let the book totally engulf me. Walter Mosley has a way of bring his books to life and you become part of the story, on the side line looking in. The characters and very interesting and I can usually thing of someone in my life that resembles them. If your looking for a great mystery with a real life story, good characters and many laughs, try any of the books in this series.

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Just Ok

I wanted more from a Walter Mosley book especially a Easy Rawlins story. I try and read all his stuff and this one left Me short.

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