Walkin' the Dog

Walkin' the Dog

Book - 1999
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Socrates Fortlow, an ex-convict forced to define his own morality in a lawless world, confronts wrongs that most people would rather ignore and comes face-to-face with the most dangerous emotion: hope. It has been nine years since his release from prison, and he still makes his home in a two-room shack in a Watts alley. But he has a girlfriend now, a steady job, and he is even caring for a pet, the two-legged dog he calls Killer. These responsibilities make finding the right path even harder - especially when the police make Socrates their first suspect in every crime within six blocks.--BOOK JACKET. "In each chapter of Walkin' the Dog, Socrates challenges a different conundrum of modern life. In "Blue Lightning, " he is offered a better-paying job but has to consider whether the extra pay is worth the freedom he would have to give up. In "Promise, " he keeps a vow made long ago to a dying friend, and learns that a promise to one person can mean damage to another. In "Mookie Kid, " he gets a telephone and,learns that the price of being able to reach others is that others can contact him - whether he wants to be reached or not."--BOOK JACKET. "Walkin' the Dog builds to a stunning climax as Socrates takes on a rogue cop who has terrorized his neighborhood."--BOOK JACKET.

Baker & Taylor
Nine years after being released from prison, ex-convict Socrates Forlow is struggling to rebuild his life--with a girlfriend, a steady job, and a pet--but his efforts to maintain his principles and do the right thing is complicated when the police make him their prime suspect for every neighborhood crime. 125,000 first printing. Tour.

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Nine years after being released from prison, ex-convict Socrates Forlow is struggling to rebuild his life--with a girlfriend, a steady job, and a pet--but his efforts to maintain his principles and do the right thing are complicated when the police make him their prime suspect for every neighborhood crime

Publisher: Boston : Little, Brown, c1999
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780316966207
0316966207
Branch Call Number: Fiction Mos
Characteristics: 260 p. ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Walking the dog

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Jun 19, 2012

Far more superior work of the same genre by Mosely is its later work: The Right Mistake The Further Philosophical Investigations of Socrates Fortlow By Mosley, Walter (Book - 2008) .

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