RL's Dream

RL's Dream

Walter Mosley


When a black musician in manhattan is evicted for non-payment of lease, a white lady residing within the similar condominium block takes him in. he's Soupspoon clever, a gradual jazz guitarist from Mississippi who has melanoma. She is Kiki Waters, a ingesting, swearing redhead from Arkansas who works on Wall highway. the radical lines their ménage.

RL’s Dream is a singular in regards to the blues—as an expression of black poetry and black tragedy and the way they take a seat in judgment at the American adventure. In modern long island, getting older bluesman Soupspoon clever is by myself, in poor health, and loss of life. He has performed his tune in 1000 bars, golf equipment, and juke joints, yet by no means so memorably because the time he performed with one Robert “RL” Johnson within the Mississippi delta. That short, indelible come across with the good genius of nation blues haunts Soupspoon, a lot as Johnson himself is expounded to were possessed via devil. And so Soupspoon proceeds to inform his tale to Kiki Waters, the younger white girl who has taken him in, one other refugee from a South she will neither deny nor get away.

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