Gone Fishin' Book Summary and Study Guide

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“Gone Fishin” takes Easy Rawlins back to 1939 in Houston.   His friend Mouse persuades him to drive to Pariah, Texas to get some money from his estranged stepfather for his impending marriage. En route they pick up a young man and his teenage girlfriend who are running from the law and Mouse offers to help them hide with a woman he knows in Pariah.
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After Easy gets sick, Mouse tricks the young man into helping him coerce his stepfather into giving him the money.   They imprison him in a basket, but he escapes, kills the young man and almost kills Mouse as well, but is prevented by Easy's sudden arrival. Easy knocks him over with a body block, and the next thing he knows the man is dead.

Mouse and Easy return to Houston, Mouse gets married.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 10%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 20% Tone of story    -   depressing/sad Time/era of story:    -   1930's-1950's Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes Crime plotlets:    -   search for gems/treasure/money General Crime (including known murderer)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   unemployed Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Race    -   Black


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Texas

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   actual description of sex Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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