Six Easy Pieces Book Summary and Study Guide

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Atria, Jan 2003, 24.00, 208 pp.
ISBN: 0743442520

This seven-story anthology focuses on the life of Easy Rawlins as he tries to serve as a role model for his two kids, be faithful to his sweetheart, and stay off the streets of 1964 Watts. Six of the tales were included one at a time with the recent releases of the first six Mouse novels. Yet in spite of the not long ago reissues of these tales, fans will relish seeing them along with one new story in this book though cost should be considered. As always the cast including the allegedly dead Mouse makes Walter Mosley's contributions so much fun to read. SIX EASY PIECES is an easy historical mystery read.
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Harriet Klausner

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 10%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 10% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) How difficult to spot villain?    -   Very difficult--no foreshadowing/clues Time/era of story:    -   1960's-1970's What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   80% Kind of investigator    -   hard boiled/private eye Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Any non-mystery subplot?    -   feelings towards family/friends Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   private investigator Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   Black


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   California

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Amount of dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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