A Red Death Summary
Walter Mosley

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A Red Death Summary

Easy Rawlins's situation develops the theme of alienation between the African American community and the government, especially those employees charged with upholding the law.

Racism, according to the novel's premise, is the fundamental cause for discord. Easy's distaste for the government is apparent in his reaction to the building which houses the Internal Revenue Service. "It almost looked friendly from the outside, not like the government at all." When he is summoned to an...

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