Richard Moss is an African-American man who lives in Lauren’s neighborhood. He practices his own, deeply sexist religion—an amalgamation of traditional West African beliefs and Old Testament teachings. He works for a water company, which provides him enough income to have three wives, including Zahra (who was homeless when he “bought” her). Lauren sees his dead body during the neighborhood massacre.
Richard Moss Character Timeline in Parable of the Sower
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...then Curtis and his brother Michael get into an argument with Peter Moss, whose father, Richard, is a “total shit” with three wives and a sexist attitude toward women. Richard practices... (full context)
...Harry hadn’t really known each other before he saved her. Without thinking, Lauren mentions that Richard is dead, which she knows because she saw his body. Zahra breaks down again, and... (full context)
...asks Lauren to teach her to read and write, explaining that back in the neighborhood Richard didn’t allow her to learn. Lauren promises they can start lessons in the morning. They... (full context)