Killing Johnny Fry by Walter Mosley
A Sexistential Novel

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When Cordell Carmel catches his longtime girlfriend with another man, the act that he witnesses seems to dissolve all the boundaries he knows. He wants revenge, but also something more. Killing Johnny Fry is the story of Cordell's dark, funny, soulful, and outrageously explicit sexual odyssey in search of a new way of life. It marks new territory for the bestselling author of Devil in a Blue Dress and countless other books; it will surprise, provoke, inspire, and make you blush. Above all, it is about a man questioning the rules we take for granted-and the powerful and sometimes disturbing connections that occur between people when these rules are removed.

About Walter Mosley

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WALTER MOSLEY is one of the most versatile and admired writers in America today. A New York Times –bestselling author, his work has been translated into more than twenty-one languages. Mosley, the winner of an O. Henry Award, a Grammy, and PEN America's Lifetime Achievement Award, lives in New York City.
Published December 2, 2008 by Bloomsbury USA. 292 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Erotica, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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But it’s The Myth of Sisypha that has the most profound impact on L, and when he has a chance to meet the video’s star and embark on a series of scenarios that cross the line from NC-17 to XXX, his obsessions with getting off and killing Johnny are joined by another kind of desire as tender as it...

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Walter Mosley’s protagonist decides to put sex at the center of his existence.

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Killing Johnny Fry: A Sexistential Novel by Walter Mosley 280pp, Bloomsbury, £10.99 Walter Mosley has cemented his reputation with uncompromising crime novels, as well as being a leading polemicist on race and politics.

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In KILLING JOHNNY FRY, he writes a first person novel containing some of the most explicit sex scenes written by an established American author since Henry Miller and Philip Roth.

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Women shout, bark, and, in one particularly feverish situation, bellow ''like some large woodlands creature in ecstasy over the wild.'' And in the novel's weirdest climax, Cordell resolves his oedipal issues while slaking both thirst and lust with a lactating black mother figure (''My t--ties are...

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Bookmarks Magazine

When Cordell Carmel, 45, walks in on his girlfriend Joelle engaging in—well, let’s call it kinky—sex with, unfortunately, a better endowed white man named Johnny Fry, Cordell leaves quietly, unseen.

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