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Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Washington Square Pr
Publication date October 1, 1998
Pages 208
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780671014995
ISBN-10 0671014994
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.50 by 8.75 in.
Weight 0.45 lbs.
Original list price $16.00
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Summary
Having served twenty-seven violent years in prison, Socrates Fortlow finds a home in an abandoned building and takes a job in a supermarket before meeting a troubled Darryl, whom he attempts to save from a fate like his own. Reprint. TV tie-in.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: New York Times bestselling author Walter Mosley introduces an "astonishing character" (Los Angeles Times Book Review) in this acclaimed collection of entwined tales. Meet Socrates Fortlow, a tough ex-con seeking truth and redemption in South Central Los Angeles -- and finding the miracle of survival.

"I either committed a crime or had a crime done to me every day I was in jail. Once you go to prison you belong there." Socrates Fortlow has done his time: twenty-seven years for murder and rape, acts forged by his huge, rock-breaking hands. Now, he has come home to a new kind of prison: two battered rooms in an abandoned building in Watts. Working for the Bounty supermarket, and moving perilously close to invisibility, it is Socrates who throws a lifeline to a drowning man: young Darryl, whose shaky path is already bloodstained and fearsome. In a place of violence and hopelessness, Socrates offers up his own battle-scarred wisdom that can turn the world around.

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