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Fortunate Son: A Novel
by Walter Mosley

Publication Date: Apr 10, 2006
List Price: $23.95
Format: Hardcover, 313 pages
Classification: Fiction
ISBN13: 9780316114714
Imprint: Little, Brown and Company
Publisher: Hachette Book Group
Parent Company: Hachette Livre

Hardcover Description:

New York Times bestselling author Walter Mosley’s novel about two boys, one ensconced in a life of privilege and the other in a life of hardship, explores the true meaning of fortune.In spite of remarkable differences, Eric and Tommy are as close as brothers. Eric, a Nordic Adonis, is graced by a seemingly endless supply of good fortune. Tommy is a lame black boy, cursed with health problems, yet he remains optimistic and strong.After tragedy rips their makeshift family apart, the lives of these boys diverge astonishingly: Eric, the golden youth, is given everything but trusts nothing; Tommy, motherless and impoverished, has nothing, but feels lucky every day of his life. In a riveting story of modern-day resilience and redemption, the two confront separate challenges, and when circumstances reunite them years later, they draw on their extraordinary natures to confront a common enemy and, ultimately, save their lives.

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