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The awkward black man : stories

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First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.

Publication Information

New York : Grove Press, 2020.

Physical Description

328 pages ; 24 cm


"Bestselling author Walter Mosley has proven himself a master of narrative tension, both with his extraordinary fiction and gripping writing for television. The Awkward Black Man collects seventeen of Mosley's most accomplished short stories to display the full range of his remarkable talent. Mosley presents distinct characters as they struggle to move through the world in each of these stories - heroes who are awkward, nerdy, self-defeating, self-involved, and, on the whole, odd. He overturns the stereotypes that corral black male characters and paints a subtle, powerful portrait of each of these unique individuals."--Provided by publisher.


  • The good news is
  • Pet fly
  • Almost Alyce
  • Starting over
  • Leading from the affair
  • Cut, cut, cut
  • Between storms
  • The black woman in the Chinese hat
  • Local hero
  • Otis
  • Showdown on the Hudson
  • Breath
  • Reply to a dead man
  • The letter
  • Haunted
  • The sin of dreams
  • An unlikely series of conversations.

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