Sunday, September 1, 2002

Q&A Walter Mosley: Loving Mouse

Originally appeared in the Boston Book Review.
(Date approximate).

     “I love you Daddy. I need you.”
     “You need this?”
     And she made a sound that I cannot duplicate. It was deep and guttural and so charged with pleasure that I got dizzy and lowered myself to the floor.
     The sounds Etta made got louder and even more passionate. She never made those sounds because of me; no woman ever had.
     Mouse is crazy, I thought, just crazy!
     But I wished for his insanity.
     Etta did too.
          "A Red Death" (2002)
HB: Tell me about Mouse.