Harlem Shuffle - Grand Format

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To his customers and neighbors on 125th Street, Carney is an upstanding salesman of reasonably priced furniture, making a decent life for himself and... Lire la suite
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To his customers and neighbors on 125th Street, Carney is an upstanding salesman of reasonably priced furniture, making a decent 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 facade of normalcy has more than a few cracks in it.
Cracks that are getting bigger ail the time. Cash is tight, especially with all those installment-plan sofas, soif his cousin Freddie occasionally drops off the odd ring or necklace, Ray doesn't ask where it comes from. He knows a discreet jeweler downtown who doesn't ask questions either. 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. Now Ray has a new clientele, one made up of shady cops, vicious local gangsters, two-bit pornographers, and other assorted Harlem lowlifes. Thus begins the internal tussle between Ray the striver and Ray the crook. As Ray navigates this double life, he begins to see 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 ?


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  • EAN
  • Format
    Grand Format
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  • Nb. de pages
    318 pages
  • Poids
    0.495 Kg
  • Dimensions
    15,6 cm × 23,3 cm × 2,4 cm

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L'éditeur en parle

Harlem Shuffle's ingenious story plays out in a beautifully re-created New York City 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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Biographie de Colson Whitehead

Colson Whitehead is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of ten works of fiction and nonfiction, and he is a two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, for The Nickel Boys and The Underground Railroad, which also won the National Book Award. A recipient of MacArthur and Guggenheim fellowships, he lives in New York City. colsonwhitehead.com. Twitter : @colsonwhitehead. Colson Whitehead's Apex Hides the Hurt, The Colossus of New York, The Intuitionist, John Henry Days, The Nickel Boys, The Noble Hustle, Sag Harbor, The Underground Railroad, and Zone One are available in Anchor paperback.

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