By Walter Mosley

ISBN-10: 1451612494

ISBN-13: 9781451612493

November 1963: Easy's settled right into a regular gig as a college custodian. It's a quiet, uncomplicated lifestyles -- yet a couple of moments of ecstasy with a pretty instructor will switch all that. while the girl vanishes, Easy's caught with a few corpses, the law enforcement officials on his again, and a bit yellow puppy who's nobody's ally. along with his not-so-simple earlier snapping at his heels, and with enemies outdated and new trying to get even, effortless needs to kiss his cautious little lifestyles goodbye -- and step towards the edge....

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Not that she sees so well or hears so well or walks so well, but you can’t deny she’s still alive. She’s just more like an old hen than a human being and doesn’t realize that everything has changed. Bubbe Bashe lives in a world all her own. If she has any thoughts, they’re very strange. They must be made of a special material. Sometimes, at nightfall, she bumbles about in the dark. ’’ Bubbe Bashe nods. ‘‘Yes, yes. He’s already said his prayers. ’’ She will depart this world in age-old serenity.

He is thrice silent, once because he has nothing to say, once because he looks down on the yard, and once because he was insulted as a child. This happened thirty-five years ago, when he was a mere boy of ten. Not only was he treated vilely, he was beaten within an inch of his life. In those days Reb Zelmele, still a newcomer from ‘‘deep Russia,’’ was eking out a living by trading in calves. His sons Zishke, Yudke, and Itshke the Goat went from yard to yard foraging for bones, leaving their brother Folye at home.

Uncle Yuda has children of various degrees of importance. Two alone concern us: his daughter Khayaleh and his son Tsalke. ♦♦♦ Finally, a word needs be said about one of the younger Zelmenyaners, Uncle Itshe’s eldest son, Bereh Khvost. Young Bereh is a man among men, a tanner of few words. During the Civil War he was awarded the Order of the Red Banner* for his heroic Zelmenyaner sangfroid in the fighting around Kazan. He also took part in Marshal Gai’s† march on Warsaw. He was almost killed there.

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