Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned

Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned

Book - 1998
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Baker & Taylor
After serving twenty-seven years in an Indiana prison for killing two people in a drunken rage, tough, brooding ex-convict Socrates Fortlow lives in a tiny apartment in an abandoned building in Watts, struggling to make sense of the anarchic violence in the world and in himself

& Taylor

Having served twenty-seven violent years in prison, Socrates Fortlow finds a home in an abandoned building and takes a job in a supermarket before meeting a troubled Darryl, whom he attempts to save from a fate like his own. Reprint. TV tie-in.

Simon and Schuster
New York Times bestselling author Walter Mosley introduces an "astonishing character" (Los Angeles Times Book Review) in this acclaimed collection of entwined tales. Meet Socrates Fortlow, a tough ex-con seeking truth and redemption in South Central Los Angeles -- and finding the miracle of survival.
"I either committed a crime or had a crime done to me every day I was in jail. Once you go to prison you belong there." Socrates Fortlow has done his time: twenty-seven years for murder and rape, acts forged by his huge, rock-breaking hands. Now, he has come home to a new kind of prison: two battered rooms in an abandoned building in Watts. Working for the Bounty supermarket, and moving perilously close to invisibility, it is Socrates who throws a lifeline to a drowning man: young Darryl, whose shaky path is already bloodstained and fearsome. In a place of violence and hopelessness, Socrates offers up his own battle-scarred wisdom that can turn the world around.

Publisher: New York : Washington Square Press, 1998
ISBN: 9780671014995
Characteristics: 208 p. ; 21 cm


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