The Man in My Basement

The Man in My Basement

Audiobook CD - 2004
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Charles Blakey is a young black man whose life is slowly crumbling. His parents are dead, he can't find a job, he drinks too much, and his friends have begun to desert him. Worst of all, he's fallen behind on the mortgage payments for the beautiful home that's belonged in his family for generations. When a stranger offers him $50,000 in cash to rent out his basement for the summer, Charles needs the money too badly to say no. He knows that the stranger must want something more than a basement view. Sure enough, he has a very particularand bizarreset of requirements, and Charles tries to satisfy him without getting lured into the strangeness. But he sees an opportunity to understand secrets of the white world, and his summer with a man in his basement turns into a journey into inconceivable worlds of power and manipulation, and unimagined realms of humanity.
Publisher: New York : Time Warner AudioBooks, p2004
Edition: Unabridged ed
ISBN: 9781586215859
158621585X
Branch Call Number: CDA FIC MOS
Characteristics: 5 sound discs (ca. 5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Hudson, Ernie

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mmg2681 Oct 23, 2013

A very good book that kept me wondering from the get-go. I never would have expected the reason why "the man in the basement" wanted to be there.

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joann1949 Sep 18, 2015

The man at Charles Blakey's door has a proposition almost too strange for words. He wants to spend the summer in Charles' 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 peculiar requests for his landlord, and try as he might, Charles cannot avoid being lured into Bennet's strange world. Charles' summer with a man in his basement turns into an exploration of inconceivable worlds of power and manipulation, and unimagined realms of humanity.

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