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The Gift of Fire / On the Head of a Pin

Two Short Novels from Crosstown to Oblivion

Written by Walter MosleyAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Walter Mosley
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On Sale: May 08, 2012
ISBN: 978-0-307-98996-3
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The Gift of Fire
In ancient mythology, the Titan Prometheus was punished by the gods for bringing man the gift of fire—an event that set humankind on its course of knowledge. As punishment, Prometheus was bound to a rock. But in The Gift of Fire, those chains cease to be, and the great champion of man walks from that immortal prison into present-day South Central Los Angeles. Disheveled and lost, he is thrown in jail, where he meets lifelong criminal Nosome Blane. Shocked at what humanity has done with his gift, he looks for another way to empower his cause. His only hope lies with Nosome’s bedridden fourteen-year-old nephew, Chief Reddy, who is anointed with Prometheus’s second gift of fire . . .
On the Head of a Pin
Joshua Winterland and Ana Fried are working at Jennings-Tremont Enterprises. JTE is developing advanced animatronics editing techniques that will create high-end movies indistinguishable from live action. But one night Joshua and Ana discover something lingering in the rendered footage . . . an entity that will eventually reveal itself as “the Sail” and lead Joshua and Ana into a new age . . . beyond the reality they have come to know, and deep into the true nature of good and evil.
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About Walter Mosley

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Walter Mosley is the author of more than forty books, most notably eleven previous Easy Rawlins mysteries, the first of which, Devil in a Blue Dress, was made into an acclaimed film starring Denzel Washington. Always Outnumbered was an HBO film starring Laurence Fishburne, adapted from his first Socrates Fortlow novel. A native of Los Angeles and a graduate of Goddard College, he holds an MFA from CCNY and lives in Brooklyn, New York. He is the winner of numerous awards, including an O. Henry Award, a Grammy and PEN America's Lifetime Achievement Award.

About Dominic Hoffman

Dominic Hoffman - The Gift of Fire / On the Head of a Pin
Dominic Hoffman is a Los Angeles based actor of stage, screen, and television.  With a degree in English Literature, he has appeared in such television shows as The Shield, NYPD Blue and The Jamie Foxx Show.  He attended the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts as well as the American Conservatory Theatre.

About Beresford Bennett

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Beresford Bennett is an actor, writer, director, filmmaker, musician and teacher. He has narrated many audiobooks of varied genres, been seen in several movies, television shows, and on stages across the country, and is also an award-winning screenplay writer.
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