Charles Blakey has fallen on hard times. Out of work, heavily in debt, drinking too much, Blakey, a black man, worries about holding on to his family home in Sag Harbor. When a strange white man offers him $50,000 to rent his basement for the summer, Blakey can’t refuse. What’s the catch? Anniston Bennet wants to be imprisoned for the duration of his stay. Ernie Hudson’s performance turns Blakey’s dilemma into an exploration of perversity, punishment, repentance, and redemption. His accomplished handling of the exchanges between the two men resonates with truth. Hudson is compelling as Blakey wrestles with the seductiveness of power. In a departure from his popular Easy Rawlins mysteries, Walter Mosley presents a fascinating, if disturbing, look into the human soul. S.J.H. Winner of AUDIOFILE Earphones Award 2005 Audie Award Finalist © AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine [Published: JUN/ JUL 04]
Trade Ed. Time Warner AudioBooks 2004
CS ISBN $25.98 Four cassettes
CD ISBN $31.98 Five CDs
DD ISBN $16.95
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