Sunday, November 22, 2015

11/22/1963 Easy Rawlin loses a friend

November 22, 1963.  The day John F. Kennedy was assassinated  also saw the apparent death of one of Easy Rawlin's closest friends.  This occurred in Walter Mosley's A Little Yellow Dog, but the full truth of the events was not revealed until a later book.

Mosley's much-praised series followed Rawlins, an unlicensed African-American private eye, through Los Angeles in the decades after World War II.  He covered the same space and some of the same time as Raymond Chandler's Marlowe novels, but showed it to us from a wildly different perspective.

By the way, when I searched for a picture of the book for this entry I found many pictures of little yellow dogs which, while cute, were not literary.

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