Everything you need to understand or teach Devil in a Blue Dress by Walter Mosley.
Devil in a Blue Dress by Walter Mosley takes place in Los Angeles following World War II. The main character, Easy Rawlins, has just been fired from his job at an airplane manufacturing plant. Feeling squeezed financially and afraid to forfeit his humble home, Easy agrees to work for an unsavory white man named DeWitt Albright. Easy's old friend from Texas, a former boxer named Joppy, arranges the first meeting between Easy and Albright.
Albright hires Easy to find a beautiful white woman named Daphne Monet on behalf of a client who was Daphne's lover before the couple had a falling out. Easy begins his search for the woman at John's place, a former speakeasy that is popular among blacks who migrated from the South. Outside the bar, a white man who will later be identified as Richard McGee, tries to get Easy to help him gain entrance to the... View more of the Devil in a Blue Dress Summary