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Fortunate son

by Mosley, Walter.

Format: Book on CD 2006
Availability: Available at 5 Libraries 5 of 5 copies
Available (5)
Location Collection Call #
ACLA Mobile Library Services Audios AB MOSL
Location  ACLA Mobile Library Services
Collection  Audios
Call Number  AB MOSL
Carnegie Library of Homestead Recorded Book BCD FIC Mosl
Location  Carnegie Library of Homestead
Collection  Recorded Book
Call Number  BCD FIC Mosl
Crafton Public Library Adult - Fiction Recorded Book RB F MOSLEY 2006 CRAFTON 05/06
Location  Crafton Public Library
Collection  Adult - Fiction Recorded Book
Call Number  RB F MOSLEY 2006 CRAFTON 05/06
Shaler North Hills Library Audiovisual CD MOS [B-O-CD]
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
Collection  Audiovisual
Call Number  CD MOS [B-O-CD]
Wilkinsburg Public Library - Eastridge Audiovisual ACD F MOS
Location  Wilkinsburg Public Library - Eastridge
Collection  Audiovisual
Call Number  ACD F MOS
The New York Times bestselling author of the Easy Rawlins series returns with a new literary novel that explores the true meaning of fortune in a story about two boys, one ensconced in a life of privilege and the other in a life of hardship. Unabridged. 6 CDs.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "At a Los Angeles hospital, African American single mother Brianna Beerman sits vigil at the side of her fragile infant son, Thomas, born with a hole in his heart. White heart surgeon Minas Nolan sees her and is instantly attracted to the dark-skinned beauty with the radiant smile. A recent widower, Dr. Nolan has a healthy son, Eric, a week younger than Thomas. The four are soon living together. Brianna is the mother Eric desperately needs; Minas is a far better role model than Thomas' biological father, Elton, who abandoned Brianna soon after learning she was pregnant. Though the boys love each other as brothers, they couldn't be more different. Sensitive Thomas finds joy in simple things, a blossoming flower, a bird in flight. Eric, blessed with good looks and good luck, takes his charmed life for granted. The makeshift family is wrenched apart when Brianna dies, and Thomas is forced to move in with unpredictable Elton. The boys live out their separate lives (Eric fathers a child at age 16; Thomas survives a stint in jail and several years on the streets), until dramatic circumstances reunite them more than a decade later. Mosley, best known for his acclaimed Easy Rawlins mystery series, weaves the themes of race, destiny, and redemption into an astonishing tale of unlikely siblings and unconditional love.--Allison Block Copyright 2006 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "White Los Angeles heart surgeon Minas Nolan, a very recent widower, meets African-American flower-shop employee Branwyn Beerman when her son Thomas is born prematurely with a hole in his lung, and without a father in his life. Minas has a son, Eric, a week younger than Tommy, and the four, along with enigmatic Vietnamese nanny Ahn, soon form a loving m?nage. Following Branwyn's sudden death 50 pages later, Tommy, now six, is plunged into a hardscrabble life when his difficult father, Elton, claims him; he grows up without resentment, talking aloud to Branwyn when he's sad or confused (and sometimes to Elton's on-again, off-again partner, May), but ends up on the streets. Eric, meanwhile, sails through childhood and adolescence, but remains alienated, constantly missing "his brother," even having a child at 16 with Christine, who's a few years older. Knowingly drawing on the genre constraints that drive his Easy Rawlins mysteries, Mosley puts Thomas through trial after trial, and Eric through a kind of chronic heartlessness. Both continually refer to the time they lived together, and each thinks of the other as a real brother. After more than 10 years of separation, they're reunited, but that's not the point: with the lightest, slyest of touches, Mosley shows how a certain kind of inarticulate, carnal, involuntary affection transcends just about anything. It's not love, it's fate, and it's breathtaking. (Apr. 10) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Conduct of life -- Fiction.
Male friendship -- Fiction.
Social classes -- Fiction.
Race relations -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Time Warner AudioBooks,2006
Edition Unabridged.
Contributors Toussaint, Lorraine, 1960-
Time Warner AudioBooks (Firm)
Participants/Performers Read by Lorraine Toussaint.
Language English
Notes Unabridged.
Compact disc.
Description 8 audio discs (10 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 1594832196
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