Books Like Gone Fishin' by Walter Mosley | Suggested Reading

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Gone Fishin' is a philosophical prequel to the Easy Rawlins series of novels, each of which engages the hero in unofficial work as a sleuth during a successive period in actual historical time. The primary setting in the mystery series is the SouthCentral Los Angeles to which Easy flees.

A prominent series theme is survival in the midst of the threatening and morally complex situations that result from urban blight, corruption, and a white racist justice system. Mouse recurs, and less frequently other characters like EttaMae Harris. Easy sometimes recalls the incidents in Gone Fishin'.

Devil in a Blue Dress (1990; see separate entry) introduces Easy as a 1948 aircraft worker fired from his job by a racist boss.

Easy has honored his decision to read by finishing high school. To keep his tiny house in Watts, he accepts money from a white gangster to find a blond woman often...

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Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults
Gone Fishin' from Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
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