Picks and Pans Review: Gone Fishin'

UPDATED 03/03/1997 at 01:00 AM EST Originally published 03/03/1997 at 01:00 AM EST

by Walter Mosley

One of crime fiction's brightest stars with five seminal whodunits, including Devil in a Blue Dress and White Butterfly, to his credit, Mosley has larger fish to fry in this lyrical coming-of-age tale. It explores the childhood of Mosley's main characters, brooding L.A. detective Easy Rawlins and his mendacious friend Mouse. In the mid-'30s the young men leave Galveston for the bayous of the Texas-Louisiana border. In the "Negro" village of Pariah, Mouse intends to claim an inheritance left by his mother from his mean-spirited stepfather. There are mystery, mayhem, murder and a satisfying explanation of why Easy and Mouse, two opposite souls, remain so deeply connected through the decades. Disturbing, elegant, magical, Gone Fishin' is a keeper. (Black Classic Press, $22)

Your Reaction

Follow Us

On Newsstands Now

Robin Roberts: How Loved Saved Me
  • Robin Roberts: How Loved Saved Me
  • Emma and Andrew: All About Hollywood's Cutest Couple
  • Prince George! More Yummy Photos

Pick up your copy on newsstands

Click here for instant access to the Digital Magazine

Advertisement

From Our Partners

Watch It

Editors' Picks

From Our Partners



Sign up for our daily newsletter and other special offers.
    Choose your newsletters
Thank you for signing up! Your request may take up to one week to be processed.
    see all newsletters