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In this gripping and provocative eBook original novel celebrated  bestselling author Walter Mosley explores the mind of an African-American man who is forced to re-examine his most closely held beliefs about race and about himself.
Sovereign James wakes up one morning to discover that he’s gone blind.
Sovereign’s doctors can't find anything wrong with him, nor does he remember any physical or psychological trauma. Unless his sight returns, Sovereign has reached the end of his 25-year career in human resources. A couple of weeks later he is violently mugged on the street. His sight briefly, miraculously returns during the attack: for a few seconds, he can see as well as hear a young female bystander’s cries of distress. Now he must grapple with two questions: What caused him to lose his vision—and, perhaps more troubling, why does violence restore it? As Sovereign searches for the woman he glimpsed, he will come to question everything he valued about his former life.

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Different but want more!

I'm a big fan of Walter Mosley books. This one in particular was different but it left me hanging at the end... I want to know what happens to sovy now and will Toni stay away forever... What about this unborn baby? I want to know what's next for Sovereign James.


I enjoyed the book. Thought it was very well written and engaging. I like the way Mr Mosley writes and the detail in the characters he creates. This book did not disappoint . I would recommend it and already have.

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  • $9.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: African American
  • Published: Dec 17, 2013
  • Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
  • Seller: Random House, LLC
  • Print Length: 208 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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