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Fortunate son

Author: Walter Mosley
Publisher: New York ; Boston : Little, Brown and Company, 2006. ©2006
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"Tommy's nickname is Lucky, but no one would think this crippled boy was blessed. Cursed with health problems and drawn into trouble more often than not, Tommy is the recipient of pity rather than admiration. He is nothing like his stepbrother, Eric. Eric, a Nordic Adonis, is graced by a seemingly endless supply of good fortune -- he is charming, a star athlete, and a magnet for anyone in his sphere. Yet in spite of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Psychological fiction
Thrillers (Fiction)
Suspense fiction
Mystery fiction
Mystery and detective fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Walter Mosley
ISBN: 9780316114714 0316114715 9780316066280 0316066281
OCLC Number: 61362754
Awards: Black Caucus of the American Library Association Literary Award, 2007.
Description: 313 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Walter Mosley.
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"Tommy's nickname is Lucky, but no one would think this crippled boy was blessed. Cursed with health problems and drawn into trouble more often than not, Tommy is the recipient of pity rather than admiration. He is nothing like his stepbrother, Eric. Eric, a Nordic Adonis, is graced by a seemingly endless supply of good fortune -- he is charming, a star athlete, and a magnet for anyone in his sphere. Yet in spite of these differences, Eric and Tommy are as close as two humans can be. After tragedy rips their makeshift family apart, the lives of these boys split. In a powerful story of modern-day resilience and redemption, Tommy and Eric forge their separate ways in the world, each confronting his own challenges. For Tommy this means dropping out of school, selling drugs, living on the streets, and somehow creating a family of his own. Motherless, African-American, and impoverished, Tommy has nothing but feels lucky every day of his life. For Eric, the golden youth, life means athletics, sexual attraction, excellent grades, prosperity, and the uncertainty that comes with prizes won too easily. Given everything, he trusts nothing. Eric and Tommy's parallel lives are a story of self-determination and the true measure of fortune. The ties that bind this Adonis and his sickly counterpart, however, are thicker than blood, and when circumstances reunite Eric and Tommy after years apart, their distinct approaches to life may be the only thing that can save them from forces that threaten to destroy them." --

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