Format: Hardcover, 320pp
Pub. Date: April 2006
Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
BBP Sales Rank: 7,149
List Price: $23.95
FROM THE PUBLISHER
New York Times bestselling author Walter Mosley's novel about two boys, one
ensconced in a life of privilege and the other in a life of hardship, explores
the true meaning of fortune.
In spite of remarkable differences, Eric and Tommy are as close as brothers.
Eric, a Nordic Adonis, is graced by a seemingly endless supply of good fortune.
Tommy is a lame black boy, cursed with health problems, yet he remains
optimistic and strong.
After tragedy rips their makeshift family apart, the lives of these boys
diverge astonishingly: Eric, the golden youth, is given everything but trusts
nothing; Tommy, motherless and impoverished, has nothing, but feels lucky every
day of his life. In a riveting story of modern-day resilience and redemption,
the two confront separate challenges, and when circumstances reunite them years
later, they draw on their extraordinary natures to confront a common enemy and,
ultimately, save their lives.