Gone Fishin' (Paperback)

An Easy Rawlins Novel (Easy Rawlins Mystery #6)

By Walter Mosley

Washington Square Press, 9780743451758, 208pp.

Publication Date: September 17, 2002

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In the beginning...there was Ezekiel "Easy" Rawlins and Raymond "Mouse" Alexander -- two young men setting out in life, hitting the road in a "borrowed" '36 Ford headed for Pariah, Texas. The volatile Mouse wants to retrieve money from his stepfather so he can marry his EttaMae. But on their steamy bayou excursion, Mouse will choose murder as a way out, while Easy's past liaison with EttaMae floats precariously in his memory. Easy and Mouse are coming of age -- and everything they ever knew about friendship and about themselves is coming apart at the seams....

About the Author

Walter Mosley is the New York Times bestselling author of five Easy Rawlins mysteries: Devil in A Blue Dress, A Red Death, White Butterfly, Black Betty, and A Little Yellow Dog; three non-mystery novels, Blue Light, Gone Fishin', and R. L.'s Dream; two collections of stories featuring Socrates Fortlow, Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned, for which he received the Anisfield Wolf Award, and which was an HBO movie; and a nonfiction book, Workin' On The Chain Gang. Mosley is also the author of the Leonid McGill, and Fearless Jones mystery series, The Tempest Tales and Six Easy Pieces. He is a former president of the Mystery Writers of America, a founder of the PEN American Center Open Book Committee, and is on the board of directors of the National Book Awards. A native of Los Angeles, he now lives in New York City.

Praise For Gone Fishin': An Easy Rawlins Novel (Easy Rawlins Mystery #6)

Time It is, in some respects, the best of Mosley's novels

Library Journal Not a straight mystery like the earlier [Easy Rawlins] volumes, Gone Fishin' is a more spiritual novel that reaches into the characters' past to reveal their souls.

Playboy As [:Easy and Mouse] take the car trip to hell, you¹ll want to be riding shotgun.