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Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned - 98 edition

Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned (ISBN10: 0671014994; ISBN13: 9780671014995)
ISBN13: 978-0671014995
ISBN10: 0671014994

Summary: New York Times bestselling author Walter Mosley introduces an ''astonishing character'' (Los Angeles Times Book Review) in this acclaimed collection of entwined tales. Meet Socrates Fortlow, a tough ex-con seeking truth and redemption in South Central Los Angeles -- and finding the miracle of survival. ''I either committed a crime or had a crime done to me every day I was in jail. Once you go to prison you belong there.'' Socrates Fortlow has done his time: twenty-seven ye
ars for murder and rape, acts forged by his huge, rock-breaking hands. Now, he has come home to a new kind of prison: two battered rooms in an abandoned building in Watts. Working for the Bounty supermarket, and moving perilously close to invisibility, it is Socrates who throws a lifeline to a drowning man: young Darryl, whose shaky path is already bloodstained and fearsome. In a place of violence and hopelessness, Socrates offers up his own battle-scarred wisdom that can turn the world around.
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Summary: New York Times bestselling author Walter Mosley introduces an ''astonishing character'' (Los Angeles Times Book Review) in this acclaimed collection of entwined tales. Meet Socrates Fortlow, a tough ex-con seeking truth and redemption in South Central Los Angeles -- and finding the miracle of survival. ''I either committed a crime or had a crime done to me every day I was in jail. Once you go to prison you belong there.'' Socrates Fortlow has done his time: twenty-seven years for murder and rape, acts forged by his huge, rock-breaking hands. Now, he has come home to a new kind of prison: two battered rooms in an abandoned building in Watts. Working for the Bounty supermarket, and moving perilously close to invisibility, it is Socrates who throws a lifeline to a drowning man: young Darryl, whose shaky path is already bloodstained and fearsome. In a place of violence and hopelessness, Socrates offers up his own battle-scarred wisdom that can turn the world around. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 98
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Washington Square Press
Published: 10/01/1998
International: No

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