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47 by Walter Mosley
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Jan 26, 2010

really liked it
Read in January, 2010

What I especially liked about this book was the positioning of the central character as both a person experiencing slavery and as someone who is part of a broader context and experience. Mosley weaves discussions about the meaning of freedom and humanity into a narrative that centers on a young boy's struggle for freedom from slavery but includes another story with aliens and saving the universe... The alien and his world brought me back, a bit, to the trippy aliens in another of Mosley's sci-fi stories, Blue Light, but I thought it worked. The speculative fiction element allowed the story to be bigger and more thoughtful than it might otherwise have been.
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