Monday, October 12, 2020
The Awkward Black Man
Portraits. I’ve read a lot of Walter Mosley’s novels, and I consistently enjoy his fine writing and the ways in which his characters are complex, interesting, and exhibit human behavior that’s always recognizable. In a collection of seventeen short stories titled, The Awkward Black Man, Mosley exhibits his talent at character portraits with great skill and efficiency. Within the constraints of the short story structure, Mosley presents vulnerability, struggles, awkwardness in the world and relationships, and strength in moving ahead. There are terrific characters presented in these stories, and many readers will see themselves and others presented with insight and sensitivity by the fine writing of this talented author. Rating: Five-star (I love it) Click here to purchase The Awkward Black Man from amazon.com.