We look forward to seeing you on your next visit to the library. Find a location near you.

The man in my basement: a novel

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
 
(1)
4 star
 
(1)
3 star
 
(0)
2 star
 
(0)
1 star
 
(1)
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Language:
English
Accelerated Reader:
IL: UG - BL: 4.9 - AR Pts: 8
Description
This masterpiece by celebrated New York Times bestselling author Walter Mosley is the mysterious story of a young Black man who agrees to an unusual bargain to save the home that has belonged to his family for generations.
The man at Charles Blakey's door has a proposition almost too strange for words. The stranger offers him $50,000 in cash to spend the summer in Charles's basement, and Charles cannot even begin to guess why. The beautiful house has been in the Blakey family for generations, but Charles has just lost his job and is behind on his mortgage payments. The money would be welcome. But Charles Blakey is black and Anniston Bennet is white, and it is clear that the stranger wants more than a basement view.
There is something deeper and darker about his request, and Charles does not need any more trouble. But financial necessity leaves him no choice. Once Anniston Bennet is installed in his basement, Charles is cast into a role he never dreamed of. Anniston has some very particular requests for his landlord, and try as he might, Charles cannot avoid being lured into Bennet's strange world. At first he resists, but soon he is tempted — tempted to understand a set of codes that has always eluded him, tempted by the opportunity to understand the secret ways of white folks.
Charles's summer with a man in his basement turns into an exploration of inconceivable worlds of power and manipulation, and unimagined realms of humanity. Walter Mosley pierces long-hidden veins of justice and morality with startling insight into the deepest mysteries of human nature.
The man at Charles Blakey's door has a proposition almost too strange for words. The stranger offers him $50,000 in cash to spend the summer in Charles's basement, and Charles cannot even begin to guess why. The beautiful house has been in the Blakey family for generations, but Charles has just lost his job and is behind on his mortgage payments. The money would be welcome. But Charles Blakey is black and Anniston Bennet is white, and it is clear that the stranger wants more than a basement view.
There is something deeper and darker about his request, and Charles does not need any more trouble. But financial necessity leaves him no choice. Once Anniston Bennet is installed in his basement, Charles is cast into a role he never dreamed of. Anniston has some very particular requests for his landlord, and try as he might, Charles cannot avoid being lured into Bennet's strange world. At first he resists, but soon he is tempted — tempted to understand a set of codes that has always eluded him, tempted by the opportunity to understand the secret ways of white folks.
Charles's summer with a man in his basement turns into an exploration of inconceivable worlds of power and manipulation, and unimagined realms of humanity. Walter Mosley pierces long-hidden veins of justice and morality with startling insight into the deepest mysteries of human nature.
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Copies In LINK+
Loading LINK+ Copies...
More Details
ISBN:
9780316159319
9780316570824
9780786262427
9780759508613
9781594831720
9780316137072
Accelerated Reader:
UG
Level 4.9, 8 Points
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID56c27c6a-1613-9e1b-cb84-1765354f5470
Grouping Titleman in my basement
Grouping Authorwalter mosley
Grouping Categorybook
Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2024-02-29 02:11:58AM
Last Indexed2024-02-29 02:25:42AM

Solr Fields

accelerated_reader_interest_level
UG
accelerated_reader_point_value
8
accelerated_reader_reading_level
4.9
auth_author2
Hudson, Ernie
author
Mosley, Walter
author2-role
Hudson, Ernie,reader
hoopla digital
author_display
Mosley, Walter
available_at_catalog
Central
Pocket-Greenhaven
Southgate
detailed_location_catalog
Central
Pocket-Greenhaven
Southgate
display_description
This masterpiece by celebrated New York Times bestselling author Walter Mosley is the mysterious story of a young Black man who agrees to an unusual bargain to save the home that has belonged to his family for generations.
The man at Charles Blakey's door has a proposition almost too strange for words. The stranger offers him $50,000 in cash to spend the summer in Charles's basement, and Charles cannot even begin to guess why. The beautiful house has been in the Blakey family for generations, but Charles has just lost his job and is behind on his mortgage payments. The money would be welcome. But Charles Blakey is black and Anniston Bennet is white, and it is clear that the stranger wants more than a basement view.
There is something deeper and darker about his request, and Charles does not need any more trouble. But financial necessity leaves him no choice. Once Anniston Bennet is installed in his basement, Charles is cast into a role he never dreamed of. Anniston has some very particular requests for his landlord, and try as he might, Charles cannot avoid being lured into Bennet's strange world. At first he resists, but soon he is tempted — tempted to understand a set of codes that has always eluded him, tempted by the opportunity to understand the secret ways of white folks.
Charles's summer with a man in his basement turns into an exploration of inconceivable worlds of power and manipulation, and unimagined realms of humanity. Walter Mosley pierces long-hidden veins of justice and morality with startling insight into the deepest mysteries of human nature.
The man at Charles Blakey's door has a proposition almost too strange for words. The stranger offers him $50,000 in cash to spend the summer in Charles's basement, and Charles cannot even begin to guess why. The beautiful house has been in the Blakey family for generations, but Charles has just lost his job and is behind on his mortgage payments. The money would be welcome. But Charles Blakey is black and Anniston Bennet is white, and it is clear that the stranger wants more than a basement view.
There is something deeper and darker about his request, and Charles does not need any more trouble. But financial necessity leaves him no choice. Once Anniston Bennet is installed in his basement, Charles is cast into a role he never dreamed of. Anniston has some very particular requests for his landlord, and try as he might, Charles cannot avoid being lured into Bennet's strange world. At first he resists, but soon he is tempted — tempted to understand a set of codes that has always eluded him, tempted by the opportunity to understand the secret ways of white folks.
Charles's summer with a man in his basement turns into an exploration of inconceivable worlds of power and manipulation, and unimagined realms of humanity. Walter Mosley pierces long-hidden veins of justice and morality with startling insight into the deepest mysteries of human nature.
format_catalog
Book
Large Print
eAudiobook
eBook
format_category_catalog
Audio Books
Books
eBook
id
56c27c6a-1613-9e1b-cb84-1765354f5470
isbn
9780316137072
9780316159319
9780316570824
9780759508613
9780786262427
9781594831720
itype_catalog
Adu Large Print
Adult Fiction
last_indexed
2024-02-29T10:25:42.793Z
lexile_score
-1
literary_form
Fiction
literary_form_full
Fiction
local_callnumber_catalog
FICTION Mosley, W.
LARGE PRINT FICTION Mosley
owning_library_catalog
Sacramento Public Library
owning_location_catalog
Central
Pocket-Greenhaven
Southgate
primary_isbn
9780316159319
publishDate
2004
2005
publisher
Hachette Audio
Little, Brown
Little, Brown and Company
Thorndike Press
recordtype
grouped_work
subject_facet
African American men -- Fiction
African Americans -- Fiction
Detective and mystery fiction
Detective and mystery stories
Home ownership -- Fiction
Identity (Psychology) -- Fiction
Landlord and tenant -- Fiction
Large type books
Literature -- Fiction
Los Angeles (Calif.) -- Fiction
Power (Social sciences) -- Fiction
Psychological fiction
Race relations -- Fiction
Suspense fiction
title_display
The man in my basement : a novel
title_full
The Man in My Basement
The Man in My Basement : a novel [electronic resource] / Walter Mosley
The Man in My Basement A Novel
The man in my basement : a novel / Walter Mosley
The man in my basement [text (large print)] / Walter Mosley
title_short
The man in my basement
title_sub
a novel
topic_facet
African American Fiction
African American men
African Americans
Detective and mystery stories
Fiction
Home ownership
Identity (Psychology)
Landlord and tenant
Literature
Mystery
Power (Social sciences)
Race relations
Thriller

Solr Details Tables

item_details

Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent URLDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocation
hoopla:MWT11608881Online Hoopla CollectionOnline HooplaeAudiobookAudio Books1falsetrueHooplahttps://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11608881?utm_source=MARC&Lid=hh4435Available Online
ils:.b16834537.i43773163SouthgateFICTION Mosley, W.1falsefalseOn Shelfsouag
ils:.b16834537.i4377300xPocket-GreenhavenFICTION Mosley, W.1falsefalseOn Shelfpocag
overdrive:5837af11-25d3-4bbc-8dcd-3da9a551c959-2Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeBookeBook1falsetrueOverDriveAvailable Online
ils:.b16901514.i48112239CentralLARGE PRINT FICTION Mosley1falsefalseOn Shelfcenag
overdrive:cec26c99-bc5f-49d5-99cd-2371e94b267e-2Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeAudiobookAudio Books2falsetrueOverDriveAvailable Online

record_details

Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical DescriptionAbridged
hoopla:MWT11608881eAudiobookAudio BooksUnabridgedEnglishHachette Audio20051 online resource (1 audio file (5hr., 18 min.)) : digital.
ils:.b16834537BookBooks1st edEnglishLittle, Brownc2004249 p. ; 19 cm.
overdrive:5837af11-25d3-4bbc-8dcd-3da9a551c959eBookeBookEnglishLittle, Brown and Company2004
ils:.b16901514Large PrintBooksLarge print edEnglishThorndike Press2004303 p. (large print) ; 23 cm.
overdrive:cec26c99-bc5f-49d5-99cd-2371e94b267eeAudiobookAudio BooksEnglishHachette Audio2005

scoping_details_catalog

Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
hoopla:MWT11608881Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruefalsefalsefalsefalse
ils:.b16834537.i43773163On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruetruefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 18, 19, 20, 22, 24, 26, 31, 32, 33, 34, 36, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, 113, 114, 115, 116, 117, 118, 119, 12011
ils:.b16834537.i4377300xOn ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruetruefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 18, 19, 20, 22, 24, 26, 31, 32, 33, 34, 36, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, 113, 114, 115, 116, 117, 118, 119, 12011
overdrive:5837af11-25d3-4bbc-8dcd-3da9a551c959-2Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse
ils:.b16901514.i48112239On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruetruefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 18, 19, 20, 22, 24, 26, 31, 32, 33, 34, 36, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, 113, 114, 115, 116, 117, 118, 119, 12011
overdrive:cec26c99-bc5f-49d5-99cd-2371e94b267e-2Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse