Everything you need to understand or teach Devil in a Blue Dress by Walter Mosley.
The novel begins in a Joppy's bar, a black Los Angeles watering hole, in 1948. Most of the patrons are butchers, whose smell keeps other patrons out. A white man wearing a white linen suit and a Panama straw hat walks in. but looks out of place. Joppy, who is working behind the bar, suddenly seems uncharacteristically nervous and deferential.
The narrator, Easy, is drinking at the bar. Easy's only dealings with white men have occurred...
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