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Debbie Doesn't Do It Anymore

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Publisher Comments:

WALTER MOSLEY is the author of forty-two books, most notably eleven Easy Rawlins mysteries, the first of which, Devil in a Blue Dress, was made into an acclaimed film starring Denzel Washington. Always Outnumbered was an HBO film starring Laurence Fishburne, adapted from his first Socrates Fortlow novel. A native of Los Angeles and a graduate of Goddard College, he holds an MFA from CCNY and lives in Brooklyn, New York. He is the winner of numerous awards, including an O. Henry Award, a Grammy Award, and PEN America's Lifetime Achievement Award.

Review:

"A pornographic actress, Debbie Dare, comes to terms with her past after her husband's death, in Mosely's shocking but ultimately flat 43rd book. Here, the author forgoes the well-plotted mystery genre he's staked his name on; his latest novel finds its intrigue in the profession of its well-developed main character. Fully realized and sympathetic, Debbie is among Mosely's best creations to date, due to a well-wrought first-person perspective and snap-tight dialogue. She navigates an L.A. landscape fleshed out with bizarre characters, from porn producers and a mafia hit man to the mother of her deceased husband, who help her distinguish her identity from her on-screen persona. While Debbie is an elemental creation in Mosely's canon, a strong female character with an impeccable voice, the book itself is slow paced, with an unsatisfying climax. Perhaps in a sequel, the author will find the right book in which to place his new heroine." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780385526180
Author:
Mosley, Walter
Publisher:
Doubleday Books
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Publication Date:
20140531
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.53 x 5.77 x 1.1 in 0.88 lb

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Product details 272 pages Doubleday Books - English 9780385526180 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "A pornographic actress, Debbie Dare, comes to terms with her past after her husband's death, in Mosely's shocking but ultimately flat 43rd book. Here, the author forgoes the well-plotted mystery genre he's staked his name on; his latest novel finds its intrigue in the profession of its well-developed main character. Fully realized and sympathetic, Debbie is among Mosely's best creations to date, due to a well-wrought first-person perspective and snap-tight dialogue. She navigates an L.A. landscape fleshed out with bizarre characters, from porn producers and a mafia hit man to the mother of her deceased husband, who help her distinguish her identity from her on-screen persona. While Debbie is an elemental creation in Mosely's canon, a strong female character with an impeccable voice, the book itself is slow paced, with an unsatisfying climax. Perhaps in a sequel, the author will find the right book in which to place his new heroine." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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