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The Man in My Basement

Mosley, Walter

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ISBN 10: 0316570826 / ISBN 13: 9780316570824
Published by New York: Little, Brown, 2004
Condition: As New Hardcover
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Title: The Man in My Basement

Publisher: New York: Little, Brown

Publication Date: 2004

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

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Charles Blakey is a young black man whose life is slowly crumbling.His parents are dead, he can't find a job, he drinks too much, and his friends have begun to desert him. Worst of all, he's fallen behind on the mortgage payments for the beautiful home that's belonged to his family for generations. When a stranger offers him $50,000 in cash to rent out his basement for the summer, Charles needs the money too badly to say no. He knows that the stranger must want something more than a basement view.Sure enough, he has a very particular-and bizarre-set of requirements, and Charles tries to satisfy him without getting lured into the strangeness.But he sees an opportunity to understand secrets of the white world, and his summer with a man in his basement turns into a journey into inconceivable worlds of power and manipulation, and unimagined realms of humanity. Richly textured and compelling, THE MAN IN MY BASEMENT is a new literary pinnacle from an acknowledged American master.

About the Author:

Walter Mosley is the author of the acclaimed Easy Rawlins series of mysteries and other works of fiction and nonfiction. He is the recipient of a Grammy Award, the Anisfield-Wolf Award, and many other honors. He was born in Los Angeles and lives in New York.

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