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Walkin' the Dog (2000) [Collection]
by Walter Mosley Rating: Weighted - 7.2 / Average - 7.0 of 10 (1 votes) (Rate!)
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Series: Socrates Fortlow

Summary (From the publisher):

In this new book, Socrates confronts wrongs that most people would rather ignore and comes face-to-face with the most dangerous emotion: hope. It has been nine years since his release from prison, and he still makes his home in a two-room shack in a Watts alley. But he has a girlfriend now, a steady job, and he is even caring for a pet, the two-legged dog he calls Killer. These responsibilities make finding the right path even harder--especially when the police make Socrates their first suspect in every crime within six blocks.

In each chapter of Walkin' the Dog, Socrates challenges a different conundrum of modern life. In Blue Lightning, he is offered a better-paying job but has to consider whether the extra pay is worth the freedom he would have to give up. In Promise, he keeps a vow made long ago to a dying friend, and learns that a promise to one person can mean damage to another. In Mookie Kid he gets a telephone and learns that the price of being able to reach others is that others can contact him - whether he wants to be reached or not.

Walkin' the Dog builds to a stunning climax as Socrates takes on a rogue cop who has terrorized his neighborhood. Writing with the same lyricism and insight that have made bestsellers of his Easy Rawlins mysteries, Walter Mosley has brought us a brilliant new book and one of the most enduring fictional characters to come along in years.


  • Blue Lightning
  • Promise
  • Shift, Shift, Shift
  • What Would You Do?
  • A Day In The Park
  • The Mugger
  • That Smell
  • Walkin' The Dog
  • Mookie Kid
  • Movin' On
  • Rascals In The Cane
  • Rogue

Original title: Walkin' the Dog
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionGeneral Fiction

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Walkin' the Dog (2000)
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Language: English

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Walkin' the Dog (2000)

ISBN: 0316966207

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