by Walter Mosley
Available April 2008
Tempest Landry and everyman African American, is “accidentally” killed by a cop. Denied access to heaven because of what he considers a few minor transgressions, Tempest refuses to go to hell. Stymied, Saint Peter sends him back to Harlem. There a guiding angel tries to convince Tempest to accept Saint Peter’s judgment and even the Devil himself tries to win over Tempest’s soul. Through street-smart Landry, Mosley poses the provocative question: Is sin for Blacks the same as it is for Whites? And who gets to decide?