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Walter Mosley

Walter Mosley is the author of twenty-eight critically acclaimed books. His work has been included in the O. Henry, Best American Short Stories, and Best American Mystery Stories anthologies. His many other awards include a 2002 Grammy for his liner notes of Richard Pryor’s complete Warner Brothers recordings; the Anisfield Wolf Award for increasing the appreciation and understanding of race in America; and the Risktaker Award from the Sundance Institute.


Gray Shawl

My mother is standing near the landing dock of a summerhouse in New Hampshire. There’s a weather-beaten rowboat tied to the end of the quay. “What did you say?” she asks me. “The driver called, Mom. He’s going to be late.” I thin [...]