A baffling triptych of murder mysteries by the author of
I Am Not Sidney Poitier
Ogden Walker, deputy
sheriff of a small New Mexico town, is on the trail of an
old womanâ€™s murderer. But at the crime scene, his are the
only footprints leading up to and away from her door.
Something is amiss, and even his mother knows it. As other
cases pile up, Ogden gives chase, pursuing flimsy leads for
even flimsier reasons. His hunt leads him from the seamier
side of Denver to a hippie commune as he seeks the puzzling
In Assumption, his
follow-up to the wickedly funny I Am Not Sidney
Poitier, Percival Everett is in top form as he once
again upends our expectations about characters, plot, race,
and meaning. A wild ride to the heart of a baffling mystery,
Assumption is a literary thriller like no other.