Down the River unto the Sea (Signed Book)

Down the River unto the Sea (Signed Book)

by Walter Mosley

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ISBN-13: 9780316417631
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication date: 02/20/2018
Edition description: Signed Edition
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Walter Mosley is one of America's most celebrated and beloved writers. A Grand Master of the Mystery Writers of America, he has won numerous awards, including the Anisfield-Wolf Award, a Grammy, a PEN USA's Lifetime Achievement Award, and several NAACP Image awards. His books have been translated into more than twenty languages. His short fiction has appeared in a wide array of publications, including The New Yorker, GQ, Esquire, Los Angeles Times Magazine, and Playboy, and his nonfiction has been published in The New York Times Book Review, The New York Times Magazine, Newsweek, and The Nation. He is the author of the acclaimed Easy Rawlins series, including most recently Charcoal Joe. He lives in New York City.

Hometown:

New York, New York

Date of Birth:

January 12, 1952

Place of Birth:

Los Angeles, California

Education:

B.A., Johnson State College

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Down the River unto the Sea (Signed Book) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Mr. Mosley has done it again! Another one I couldn't put down, and I am hoping to see more of Joe King Oliver.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A good read. Very interesting. Non stop reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Mr Mosley has done it again a master story teller
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An excellent read of a what could be considered a modern day Job.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A new hero, very familiar though and similar to others of Mosleys...a good story and an ending that isn't . A new anti-hero ,very familiar though similar to another..Mouse. Beautiful language and all that but when you do good by being bad it's neither good nor bad.And then ...who cares. I stopped caring towards the end..Oh and a sensual leading man and women swoon.Again.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
All the way hit, Mosley does it again.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good read but seemed to have too many characters to follow and keep up with.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Outstanding Walter Mosley novel of NYC police corruption, redemption, re-evaluation, and restitution. You cannot go wrong reading Mosley; make this a movie.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this p.i. novel by Walter Mosley. This is the first novel of his that I have read, and I will definitely read his backlist. Det. Oliver was once an illustrious n.y.p.d.officer. Then he was framed and dismissed from the department. Joe Oliver is now a private investigator, working cases, just like he used to when he was on the force. Here, he has been retained to look into the conviction of a man accused of killing two cops. At the same time, Joe decides to investigate the circumstances behind his dismissal from the police department. Mosley keeps the story interesting and thought-provoking. He makes us think about what we may not want to contemplate; good, evil, race relations, and crime and punishment. Characters come and go, and as in life, some are more remarkable than others. Mosley does a terrific job of exploring his relationship with his young daughter, making us glad for whatever relationship we have with our own children. I liked this very much and heartily recommend Down The River Unto The Sea.
gloriafeit More than 1 year ago
From the publisher: Joe King Oliver was one of the NYPD’s finest investigators until, dispatched to arrest a well-heeled car thief, he was framed for assault by his enemies within the force, a charge that landed him at Rikers. A decade later, King is a private detective, running his agency with the help of his teenage daughter. Broken by the brutality he suffered and committed in equal measure behind bars, King leads a solitary life, his work and his daughter the only lights. When King receives a letter from a woman who admits she was paid to frame him years ago, he decides to take his own case: finding out who on the force wanted him disposed of - - and why. As King embarks on his quest for the justice he was denied, he agrees to help a radical black journalist accused of killing two on-duty officers who had been abusing their badges to traffic in drugs and prostitutes in the city’s poorest neighborhoods. Our protagonist’s memories of his early/earlier years are mostly painful: “the apartment building where I lived with my mother, brother, and sister after our father was sentenced and before I was old enough ro run away.” More recently, the memories are of his days incarcerated in Rikers: “I’d been at Rikers for only thirty-nine hours and already four convicts had attacked me. There was a white adhesive bandage holding together the open flesh on my right cheek.” He thinks: “Just a few days and I’d switched allegiances from cop to criminal. I thought that was the worst thing . . . but I was wrong . . . It’s a terrible fall when you find yourself grateful to be put in segregation.” When he is, unexpectedly, released after about 3 months, he is allowed to shower and shave and “I saw my face for the first time in months in the polished steel mirror next to the small shower where I cleaned up. Shaving revealed the vicious gaping scar down the right of my face. They didn’t always offer stitches at Rikers.” That experience colors everything that follows in this fascinating and, at times, horrifying novel from Walter Mosley, whose writing is always riveting. At this point in his life, the brightest and most beloved thing in Joe’s life is his 17-year-old daughter, Aja-Denise, who is equally devoted to him. Her mother, now Joe’s ex-wife, has remarried, but Joe is closer to Aja than ever; she helps him run his detective agency, where he is determined to find out who framed him. His daughter’s latest endeavor is to attend “a special school in this Bronx church where good science students teach at-risk kids how scientists do experiments.” Obviously, Joe couldn’t be more proud of her. The author’s descriptions of his supporting players are always wonderful and fully descriptive, including Joe’s elderly grandmother and her boyfriend of the day, a man worth eight hundred seventy-nine billion dollars, described as a gun enthusiast and a pacifist too. His investigation brings him to a meeting with a man who “weighed well north of four hundred pounds. He could have willed his face to be sewn into a basketball after he died; it was that large and round," and describes himself as a "man who didn't even trust his own clients, a man who had experienced betrayal on almost every level." Highly recommended.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
He's like Cal Ripkin, Jr.