Killing Johnny Fry: A Sexistential Novel

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Bloomsbury USA, 2007 - Fiction - 280 pages
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This bold new novel from Walter Mosley startles in both its rawness and its honest portrayal of a man on a quest for sexual redemption in midlife. When Cordell Carmel catches his longtime girlfriend with another man, the act that he witnesses seems to dissolve all the boundaries he knows. In that instant, the calm existence of this middle-aged New York City man becomes something unrecognizable: he wants revenge, but also something more. Killing Johnny Fry is the story of Cordell's dark, funny, soulful, and outrageously explicit sexual odyssey in search of a new way of life. His guide is a mysterious woman named Sisypha, who leads him deep into the erotic heart of the city.
 
Killing Johnny Fry marks new territory for Walter Mosley, bestselling author of Devil in a Blue Dress and many other books in different genres: sci-fi, politics, literary fiction. It will surprise, provoke, inspire, and make you blush. Above all, it is about a man questioning the rules we take for granted--and the powerful and sometimes disturbing connections that occur between people when these rules are removed.

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User Review  - sixster - Borders

I was surprised when I saw this book on the clearance table and being a Walter Mosley fan I bought it. Expecting a crime novel, I was surprised when this book turned out to be his attempt at erotica ... Read full review

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User Review  - Nicolejyc - Borders

This book was better than I expected... a real page-turner!!! It had so many unexpected elements that made it very fun to read - especially if you like erotica! N. Read full review

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Walter Mosley is one of the most versatile and admired writers in America today. He is the author of more than 25 critically acclaimed books, including the major bestselling mystery series featuring Easy Rawlins. His work has been translated into 21 languages and includes literary fiction, science fiction, political monographs, and a young adult novel. His short fiction has been widely published, and his nonfiction has appeared in the New York Times magazine and the Nation, among other publications. He is the winner of numerous awards, including an O’Henry Award, a Grammy award, and the PEN American Center’s Lifetime Achievement Award. He lives in New York City.

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