From award-winning author Walter Mosley comes the third work featuring hardened ex-con turned street philosopher Socrates Fortlow. Organizing other troubled individuals, Socrates starts the Thursday Night Thinkers' Meeting, in which members discuss "the world and what would be the right thing to do." "Highly recommended for popular fiction collections."-Library Journal
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by Marita Golden
by Franklin White
by Walter Mosley
by Mary B. Morrison
by Wallace Ford
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"Walter Mosley's third book featuring the philosopher ex-con Socrates Fortlow jumps around a bit but ultimately satisfies. Ezra Knight's narration of the novel is musical, a street opera about a flawed man trying to help people even more flawed than he is. The dialogue sounds true, the slang real. Mosley forgus grammar for that realism, and it's a fair trade. While struggling to keep his own complicated woman happy, Fortlow runs "The Big Nickel," a place where people can talk about their frustrations, kind of a pressure-release valve for the oppressed. Mosley nibbles away at the corners of the story--Fortlow is being investigated for murder--as he tells the bigger story of a man trying to make a difference. M.S. (c) AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine"