America's great Man of Letters - hugely varied and widely respected, there is no genre he doesn't excel in, from the intellectually distinguished to the wildly explicitDiablerie marries the dark sexiness of Killing Johnny Fry with the flair for suspense Mosley brings to his famous detective writingWalter Mosley is a multi-award-winning and multi-bestselling maverick of an author who keeps you guessing until the last page
Walter Mosley is the bestselling author of more than twenty-five critically acclaimed books, and his work has been translated into twenty-one languages. His books include two mystery series, the Easy Rawlins series (including Devil in a Blue Dress, which was adapted into a 1995 film starring Denzel Washington) and the Fearless Jones series, as well as literary fiction, science fiction, political monographs and a young adult novel. His short fiction has been widely published, and his non-fiction has been published in the New York Times Magazine and the Nation, among other magazines. He is the winner of numerous awards, including an O. Henry Award, a Grammy and the PEN American Center's Lifetime Achievement Award. He lives in New York City.
In this short, intense roman dur (or "serious novel"), Mosley probes the human condition through Ben Dibbuk, a black man whose name evokes the dybbuk of Jewish folklore. A 47-year-old computer programmer for a New York City bank, Dibbuk is married to Mona, the editor of a new cutting-edge magazine, Diablerie, which "can mean either mischievous or evil." He has a daughter at NYU and a 21-year-old Russian mistress whose apartment and graduate school tuition he pays for. Then a woman he doesn't remember threatens to shatter the shell Dibbuk has built to protect himself from his troubled, alcoholic past. When Dibbuk discovers Mona is having him investigated, he realizes he risks being charged for a murder he can't remember but may have committed. As Dibbuk struggles to escape the emotional vacuum of his life, he may not be free to enjoy his reawakening. This is Mosley at his deepest and best, scratching away the faces we wear to reveal the person behind the masks. (Jan.) Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.
'Mosley's most confrontational and disturbing novel to date' Independent on Sunday on Killing Johnny Fry 'He has gone from implying hot sex in dark places to showing it in the open with full lights blazing' Times Book Supplement on Killing Johnny Fry 'Walter Mosley is one of America's foremost crime writers' Metro