The healing of a vietnam vet is the story of lewis b. Attempting to live up to his fathers legacy puller lost both legs and a hand to an explosion. Fortunate son is an ambiguous and ironic title for lewis b. In bad moon rising, the other members of ccr stu cook, doug clifford, the estate of tom fogerty spoke with the author, while john did not. General chesty puller, usmc, the most decorated marine in history and the man who came to exemplify what being a marine means read his biography in chesty by colonel jon t. Start your 48hour free trial to unlock this the fortunate traveller study guide and get instant access to the following summary. Mosleys fortunate son tells two tales walter mosleys fortunate son is a novel about two boys from southern california, one black and one white, who are. New york times bestselling author walter mosleys novel about two boys, one ensconced in a life of privilege and the other in a life of hardship, explores the true meaning of fortune.
This detailed literature summary also contains topics for discussion and a free quiz on fortunate son by lewis burwell puller jr this pulitzer prize winning autobiography recounts the tragic life of its author, a former marine who lost both legs and most of both hands while serving his country in vietnam. How to play fortunate son by creedence clearwater revival. The nook book ebook of the fortunate son by lewis burwell puller jr. Then you can start reading kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer no kindle device required. In spite of remarkable differences, eric and tommy are as close as brothers. Fortunate son by walter mosley goodreads share book. And fortunate son was every bit as poignant a protest song as anything written by bob dylanonly this song, unlike most of dylans stuff, is a tune you can rock out and dance to. Walter mosleys fortunate son is a novel about two boys from southern california, one black and one white, who are as close as brothers. A comingofage story, fortunate son contains an unwieldy blend of ghosts, auras, sex, violence, murder, mayhem and love. His father served his country in five wars, most famously in korea. Review of fortunate son by walter mosley, plus backstory and other interesting facts about the book. Michael moorcock enjoys walter mosleys masterful dissection of presentday america, fortunate son. Fortunate son has a plot worthy of any great victorian novel.1007 338 1412 764 730 1008 1460 933 187 1314 1340 746 949 670 1074 534 1359 627 1538 324 575 444 1032 1410 1563 397 1365 365 758 763 407 1147 636 1137 209 1451 28 136 821 677 400 509 549 218 244 454 853 182