Thursday, August 09, 2018

Ten top novels about riots

A.G. Lombardo is the author of Graffiti Palace: A Novel.

One of his ten favorite novels about riots and rebellion, as shared at the Guardian:
Little Scarlet by Walter Mosley

The Watts riots have just ended, and LA smoulders. Black detective Ezekiel Rawlins walks the charred neighbourhoods. He’s as torn as his city; a lawman, he sat the riots out, but he knows the uprising was a revolt against LA’s sunny racism. A black woman has been murdered. The suspect is a white man, and Rawlins is afraid the city’s tensions will explode again. Mosley’s prose is dark and crisp, illuminating the inner riot that sometimes rages within us.
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue