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The Resource Harlem shuffle, Colson Whitehead

Harlem shuffle, Colson Whitehead

Label
Harlem shuffle
Title
Harlem shuffle
Statement of responsibility
Colson Whitehead
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
""Ray Carney was only slightly bent when it came to being crooked..." To his customers and neighbors on 125th street, Carney is an upstanding salesman of reasonably-priced furniture, making a life for himself and his family. He and his wife Elizabeth are expecting their second child, and if her parents on Striver's Row don't approve of him or their cramped apartment across from the subway tracks, it's still home. Few people know he descends from a line of uptown hoods and crooks, and that his façade of normalcy has more than a few cracks in it. Cracks that are getting bigger and bigger all the time. See, cash is tight, especially with all those installment plan sofas, so if his cousin Freddie occasionally drops off the odd ring or necklace at the furniture store, Ray doesn't see the need to ask where it comes from. He knows a discreet jeweler downtown who also doesn't ask questions. Then Freddie falls in with a crew who plan to rob the Hotel Theresa -- the "Waldorf of Harlem" -- and volunteers Ray's services as the fence. The heist doesn't go as planned; they rarely do, after all. Now Ray has to cater to a new clientele, one made up of shady cops on the take, vicious minions of the local crime lord, and numerous other Harlem lowlifes. Thus begins the internal tussle between Ray the striver and Ray the crook. As Ray navigates this double life, he starts to see the truth about who actually pulls the strings in Harlem. Can Ray avoid getting killed, save his cousin, and grab his share of the big score, all while maintaining his reputation as the go-to source for all your quality home furniture needs? Harlem Shuffle is driven by an ingeniously intricate plot that plays out in a beautifully recreated Harlem of the early 1960s. It's a family saga masquerading as a crime novel, a hilarious morality play, a social novel about race and power, and ultimately a love letter to Harlem. But mostly, it's a joy to read, another dazzling novel from the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning Colson Whitehead"--
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Provided by publisher
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DLC
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1969-
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Whitehead, Colson
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3573.H4768
LC item number
H37 2021
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sales personnel
  • Receiving stolen goods
  • Theft
  • Harlem (New York, N.Y.)
Label
Harlem shuffle, Colson Whitehead
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1266275898
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
318 pages
Isbn
9780385545136
Lccn
2020044656
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1266275898
Label
Harlem shuffle, Colson Whitehead
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1266275898
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
318 pages
Isbn
9780385545136
Lccn
2020044656
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1266275898

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