Dimensions: 288 Pages, 5.91 × 8.27 × 0.79 in
Published: October 2, 2012
Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0765330091
ISBN - 13: 9780765330093
From the Publisher
Walter Mosley's talent knows no bounds. "Merge" and "Disciple
"are but two of six fragments in the "Crosstown to Oblivion" short
novels in which Mosley entertainingly explores life's cosmic
questions. From life's meaning to the nature of good and evil,
these tales take us on speculative journeys beyond the reality we
have come to know. In each tale someone in our world today is given
insight into these long pondered mysteries. But how would the world
really receive the answers?
"Raleigh Redman loved Nicci Charbon until she left him heartbroken.
Then he hit the lotto for twenty-four million dollars, quit his
minimum wage job and set his sights on one goal: reading the entire
collection of lectures in the Popular Educator Library, the only
thing his father left behind after he died. As Raleigh is trudging
through the eighth volume, he notices something in his apartment
that at first seems ordinary but quickly reveals itself to be from
a world very different from our own. This entity shows Raleigh joy
beyond the comforts of twenty-four million dollars....and merges
our world with those that live beyond.
"Hogarth "Trent" Tryman is a forty-two-year-old man working a
dead-end data entry job. Though he lives alone and has no real
friends besides his mother, he's grown quite content in his quiet
life, burning away time with television, the internet, and video
games. That all changes the night he receives a bizarre instant
message on his computer from a man who calls himself Bron. At first
he thinks it's a joke, but in just a matter of days Hogarth Tryman
goes from a data-entry clerk to the head of a corporation. His fate
is now in very powerful hands as he realizes he has become a pawn
in a much larger game with unimaginable stakes--a battle that
threatens the prime life force on Earth.
About the Author
Walter Mosley was born in Los Angeles, California on January 12, 1952. He graduated from Johnson State College in Vermont. His first book, Devil in a Blue Dress, was published in 1990, won a John Creasy Award for best first novel, and was made into a motion picture starring Denzel Washington in 1995. He is the author of the Easy Rawlins Mystery series, the Leonid McGill Mystery series, and the Fearless Jones series. His other works include Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned, 47, Last Days of Ptolemy Grey, and Twelve Steps toward Political Revelation. He has received numerous awards, including an O. Henry Award, the Carl Brandon Society Parallax Award, and PEN America's Lifetime Achievement Award.