The Man in My Basement

By Walter Mosley
(Back Bay Books, Paperback, 9780316159319, 272pp.)

Publication Date: February 2005

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Hailed as a masterpiece-the finest work yet by an American novelist of the first rank-The Man in My Basement tells the story of Charles Blakey, a young black man who can't find a job, drinks too much, and, worst of all, stands to lose the beautiful home that has belonged to his family for generations. But Charles's fortunes take an odd turn when a stranger offers nearly $50,000 to rent out Charles's basement-and soon, as the boarder transforms the basement into a prison cell, Charles finds himself drawn into circumstances almost unimaginably bizarre and profoundly unsettling.




About the Author
Walter Mosley is one of the most versatile and admired writers in America today. The author of more than twenty-eight critically acclaimed books, including the bestselling Easy Rawlins mystery series, his work has been translated into twenty-one languages. His short fiction has been widely published, his nonfiction has appeared everywhere from the New York Times Magazine to the Nation, and he is the recipient of numerous awards, including an O. Henry, a Grammy, and the PEN American Center s Lifetime Achievement Award. He lives in New York City.
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