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The Awkward Black Man

(2020)
A collection of stories by

 
 
A new collection of short fiction from the Edgar Award-winning author of Devil in a Blue Dress and Trouble is What I Do.

With his extraordinary fiction and gripping television writing, Walter Mosley has proven himself a master of narrative tension. The Awkward Black Man collects seventeen of Mosley’s most accomplished short stories to showcase the full range of his remarkable talent. Touching, contemplative, and always surprising, these stories introduce an array of imperfect characters—awkward, self-defeating, elf-involved, or just plain odd.

In The Awkward Black Man, Mosley overturns the stereotypes that corral black male characters and paints subtle, powerful portraits of unique individuals. In "The Good News Is," a man’s insecurity about his weight gives way to illness and a loneliness so intense that he’d do anything for a little human comfort. "Pet Fly," previously published in the New Yorker, follows a man working as a mailroom clerk—a solitary job for which he is overqualified—and the unforeseen repercussions he endures when he attempts to forge a new connection. And "Almost Alyce" chronicles failed loves, family loss, alcoholism, and a Zen approach to the art of begging that proves surprisingly effective.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Hardback Editions

September 2020 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Awkward Black Man
Author(s): Walter Mosley, Walter Mosley
ISBN: 0-8021-4956-1 / 978-0-8021-4956-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Press
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Audio Editions

November 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Awkward Black Man: Stories
Author(s): Walter Mosley
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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November 2020 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Awkward Black Man: Stories
Author(s): Walter Mosley
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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Kindle Editions

September 2020 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Awkward Black Man: Stories
Author(s): Walter Mosley
Publisher: Grove Press
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