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The Man in My Basement

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The Man in My Basement

Hailed as a masterpiece--the finest work yet by an American novelist of the first rank--The Man in My Basement tells the story of a young black man who can't find a job, drinks too much, and, worst of all, stands to lose the beautiful home that's belonged to his family for generations. All that changes, however, when a stranger offers $50,000 to rent out the young man's basement, and soon the two men are drawn together into circumstances so bizarre as to be almost beyond imagination.

The Man in My Basement
by Walter Mosley

  • Publication Date: February 2, 2005
  • Paperback: 249 pages
  • Publisher: Back Bay Books
  • ISBN-10: 031615931X
  • ISBN-13: 9780316159319