Gone Fishin': An Easy Rawlins Novel
The setting: Houston, 1939. Easy and Mouse are young men just setting out in life. Easy has yet to develop his skill for unraveling the secrets of others, and Mouse has yet to kill his first man. All will soon change. Easy and Mouse come of age in Gone Fishin' as they are compelled to examine their friendship and other relationships that have shaped their lives. Both young men take a closer look at their love and memories of their mothers and are forced to deal with the fathers in their lives - Easy yearning for the one he hardly knew, Mouse vengeful over the one he was left. Out of these memories and interactions, each must somehow forge his own sense of manhood.
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Gone Fishin (Easy Rawlins Mysteries)User Review - Book Verdict
Mosley's acclaimed creation Easy Rawlins (e.g., A Red Death, Audio Reviews, LJ 10/1/94) here remembers an adventure from when he was 19. He agrees to drive his dangerous and disreputable friend Mouse to Pariah, Texas, to see his stepfather. Mouse is to be married soon, and he needs money. He feels that his stepfather owes him some of his mother's dowry. Easy only agrees to drive, but the situation soon engulfs him. Bayou witches, sex, voodoo, and a strange fever-driven grippe give his recollection a surreal quality. As Mouse struggles for what he wants, Easy is left to experience the closed community of the bayou country while he tries to throw off his illness. This episode is a pivotal point in his maturation. The story is compelling and beautifully written. The text is masterfully read by Paul Winfield. Recommended.--Joanna M. Burkhardt Univ. of Rhode Island Coll. of Continuing Education Lib., Providence
Gone fishin': an Easy Rawlins novelUser Review - Book Verdict
There can be no better way to start off the year than with Easy Rawlins. Fans already needing a fix after Mosley's recent A Little Yellow Dog (LJ 6/1/96), get happy: Easy and Mouse are back in this "prequel" to the series. This latest novel, actually Mosley's original Easy/Mouse story, written in the late 1980s but never released, follows the classic search-for-father motif--literally for Mouse and figuratively for the 19-year-old Easy, who finds himself a very un-Easy rider on a road trip to Pariah, Texas, to strong-arm Mouse's stepdaddy Reese for money. Easy quickly lands up to here in trouble that includes witchcraft, fevered sex, a fleeing killer, and a few dead bodies. While Mouse is facing down his wicked stepfather, Easy must exorcise the demons of his own past in order to achieve a coming of age that's steeped in blood, guilt, and forgiveness. Not a straight mystery like earlier volumes in the series, Gone Fishin' is a more spiritual novel that reaches into the characters' pasts to reveal their souls. Mosley delivers the goods every time, and Easy fans are going to eat this up. Highly recommended. [For an interview with Walter Mosley, see "Small Presses in the Black," p. 144.]--Michael Rogers, "Library Journal"
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