In the blink of an eye, Tempest is struck by the bullet of a police gun and finds himself at the pearly gates facing St. Peter and his judgment. Refusing to accept his eternal condition, he’s stripped of his identity and given a new body and a chance to change his fate. Alive, Tempest was no angel, but he was far from evil. The Accounting Angel, Joshua, is out to prove the scales tip toward the latter. Adapted from his book, Tempest Tales, and inspired by Langston Hughes’ colorful character, Jesse B. Semple, Walter Mosley takes us on a hip trip-- an ethereal excursion into the metaphysical conundrum between right and wrong, good and evil. Which will you choose?
Walter Mosley is one of the most versatile and admired writers in America today. He is the author of more than 37 critically acclaimed books including the major bestselling mystery series featuring Easy Rawlins. His work has been translated into 23 languages and includes literary fiction, science fiction, political monographs, and a young adult novel. His short fiction has been widely published, and his nonfiction has appeared in The New York Times Magazine and The Nation, among other publications. He is the winner of numerous awards including an O. Henry Award, a Grammy Award, PEN Award, and America’s Lifetime Achievement Award. He lives in New York City.
Walter Mosley (photo by David Burnett)
Playwright of Fall of Heaven