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Gone Fishin': An Easy Rawlins Mystery [Large Print] [Hardcover]

Walter Mosley
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May 1997 Thorndike Americana
MysteryLarge Print EditionMosley delivers the goods every time, and Easy fans are going to eat this up . . . Gone Fishin is a more spiritual novel that reaches into the characters pasts to reveal their souls. Library Journal* A New York Times Bestselling AuthorMosleys characters, Ezekiel Easy Rawlins and Raymond Mouse Alexander, are becoming two of Americas most-wanted heroes. In Gone Fishin, Easy and Mouse are young men just setting out in life in 1939 Houston. Easy has yet to hone his detecting skills and Mouse hasnt killed anyone yet. Traveling to Pariah, Texas in a borrowed 1936 Ford, the pair begins a journey to retrieve money from Mouses stepfather and are quickly engulfed in a shrouded bayou of voodoo, sex, revenge and death that changes their lives and entwines their destinies forever.

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Gone Fishin' actually marks the first appearance of Ezekiel "Easy" Rawlins, as well as his homicide-prone sidekick Raymond "Mouse" Alexander. But the story takes place in 1939, when both protagonists are still living in Houston. This is no tightly plotted mystery, but an atmospheric coming-of-age story, which gives the reluctant Easy an education in sex and death, family and forgiveness. As always, Mosley's prose is a marvel: musical, funny, and full of no-frills lyricism. And the unfolding of Easy's character is every bit as gripping as the breakneck plotting of the later installment. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Mosley's sixth Easy Rawlins novel is the chronological first?and less mystery or crime fiction than a powerfully raw, lyrical coming-of-age story. Here is 19-year-old Easy in 1939 before his war experiences and before his departure from Houston for L.A. Here, too, is Raymond Alexander, better known as Mouse, the most colorful and unpredictable series character. It's Mouse ("nuthin' but bad news wit' a grin") who uses a familiar blend of threats and bribes to pry Easy away from his uncertain job in Houston and onto the road in a borrowed '36 Ford. Their destination is desolate Pariah, Texas?Mouse's home once, and still home to his hated stepfather, Reese Corn. Along the way, they pick up a young couple running from trouble?not knowing that Mouse is worse trouble than any they've seen. Easy, drawn along in Mouse's wake, spends much of this novel in such a feverish state that his memories of his father are as real as the extraordinary people of Pariah?Momma Jo, the big, strong woman who lives alone in the swamp; her hunchbacked son, Domaque, whose literacy shames Easy; Miss Dixon, the white woman who owns Pariah. Encountering (sometimes precipitating) violent and unexpected threats, Easy and Mouse forge bonds that will link them in the decades that follow, though they choose very different paths. This late encounter with the early Easy offers an extra dimension to readers who have met, in previous stories, the man he grew to be. 150,000 first printing; author tour. (Jan.) FYI: Mosley, also published by Norton, chose Black Classic Press to bring out this novel to bolster the independent African American-owned press. Publisher W. Paul Coates will tour with Mosley to support this partnership.
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Where it all began� April 2 2004
Format:Hardcover
GONE FISHIN' by Walter Mosley is the prequel to the Easy Rawlins mystery
series. Readers are introduced to a young Easy and his fiery friend Mouse in
1939 Houston, Texas. The story opens with Mouse becoming engaged to his
beloved Etta Mae and then going into a funk over his inability to give her the
grand wedding that she deserves. Mouse decides to travel, with Easy as his
driver, to his home town of Pariah, Texas to ask his stepfather, Reese for
help in paying for his wedding. This sounds like a simple task, but it is
complicated by the fact that Reese hates Mouse and has vowed to never give him
anything.
Mosley adeptly paints the journey between Houston and Pariah. Along the way,
he constructs the foundation of the relationship between Easy and Mouse.
Together, the pair confronts life, death, and uncovers some ugly truths about
themselves. More exploratory than mystery, GONE FISHIN' provides the back
story to all of the previous Rawlins mysteries. Mosley's descriptions painted
pictures in my head and allowed me to see these characters as well as feel
their conflict. GONE FISHIN' is necessary reading for all Mosley fans.
Reviewed by Diane Marbury
of The RAWSISTAZ Reviewers
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4.0 out of 5 stars pleasant change of pace for Easy & Mouse Nov. 22 2000
Format:Paperback
Having chronicled Easy's adventures from the '40s to the '60s, Mosley jumps back in time to when easy and Mouse were 19 year olds on the threshhold of manhood. Mouse is about to marry Etta Mae & wants to bring a dowry to the marriage. He decides to go ask his stepfather for some money & things don't work out real well.
This series has been consistently excellent & it's fun to see the characters as young men.
GRADE: B
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good Book Aug. 24 2000
Format:Paperback
Mr.Mosley has a touch about him that comes off in this book really well through out.alots of twists&turns here keeps your full attention.worth checking into.after i saw Devil in a blue dress i had to check out his work.his Books have more juice than the film.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Easy fans will enjoy... April 5 1999
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
...this brief but lyrical book
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