The New Easy Rawlins Novel Takes a Hard Look at What Racism Does to Black Genius

I forgot what it was like to read Easy Rawlins books. It’s been years, at least four installments ago, since I visited this slice of South Central Los Angeles. There’s a throbbing of the brain and a quickening of the pulse that happens. It’s no use dodging the jabs of poetry on every page. You’re going to get hit and…

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