When Walter Mosley released his first book, Devil in a Blue Dress (1990), he begana long career of hard-hitting fiction that tackles the politics and injustices of the real world, with plots and characters that speak to the issues of our society.
Now, more than 50 books later, Mosley’s latest novel, Down the River unto the Sea, introduces us to a “new hero and series set in the present and confronting the issues that drive today’s headlines.” Set to be released on February 20, The Washington Postdescribed Down the River unto the Sea “as gorgeous a novel as anything he’s ever written.”
Whether on stage, on screen or in the book in your hand, Mosely’s words give a realistic and critical look at our culture, from institutional racism and political corruption to the class divide that affects not only America at large, but the individual lives of men and women.
Best known for his Easy Rawlins series, Mosley has published across multiple genres, including literary fiction, nonfiction, political essay, young adult, and science fiction. He was named the first African American “Grand Master” by the Mystery Writers of America.