Fortunate Son

Fortunate Son

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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.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2006.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780316114714
0316114715
Branch Call Number: FICTION Mosley Walter2006
Characteristics: 313 p. ;,22 cm.

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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... Read More »


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Feb 01, 2014

This reads like a fable, with a simple delivery and clear language. Most of the characters are archetypal. I tend to prefer complex characters and lots of detail, but I found this book and its concept refreshing and provided great material for thought. I recommend it.

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