Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned

Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned

Adapted for the screen in 1998 starring Laurence Fishburne as Socrates Fortlow.

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.
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 6th September 2018

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9781474608558

Reviews

Simply the best crime writer around today. One of the joys of Mosley's writing is the ease that characterises every aspect of it... The characters live and breathe in a way that is utterly convincing and absorbing
Guardian
There are few writers within the crime genre who recreate time and place with Mosley's effortless exactness, even fewer who can replicate his masterfully sustained sense of danger
Sunday Times