Featuring an Original Easy Rawlins Short Story "Gator Green"
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- Washington Square Press |
- 368 pages |
- ISBN 9780743451789 |
- November 2002
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I awoke with a start in almost complete darkness. I didn't know where I was. The mattress was too soft. I reached over to get my watch but the night table wasn't there. I almost fell off the lawn chair onto the porch. Then I remembered how hot it was in the house. The kids, Jesus and Feather, had taken the only working fan to blow air from the window into Jesus's room. I'd come outside to the screened-in porch at two A.M. after waking up to find myself sweating in the bed.
I sat up trying to throw off the nightmare. It had been almost five years, but Bruno died in my dreams at least once a month -- more often...
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