Harlem Shuffle

Harlem Shuffle
Publisher Doubleday
Release Date
Category Fiction
Total Pages 336
ISBN 9780385545143
Rating 4/5 from 7 reviews
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From the two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Underground Railroad and The Nickel Boys, a gloriously entertaining novel of heists, shakedowns, and rip-offs set in Harlem in the 1960s. "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 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 façade of normalcy has more than a few cracks in it. Cracks that are getting bigger all the time. Cash is tight, especially with all those installment-plan sofas, so if 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? Harlem Shuffle's ingenious story plays out in a beautifully recreated 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.

Harlem Shuffle
  • Author : Colson Whitehead
  • Publisher : Doubleday
  • Release Date : 2021-09-14

From the two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Underground Railroad and The Nickel Boys, a gloriously entertaining novel of heists, shakedowns, and rip-offs set in Harlem in the 1960s. "Ray Carney was only slightly bent when it came to being crooked..." To his customers and neighbors on 125th street, Carney

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Harlem Shuffle
  • Author : Colson Whitehead
  • Publisher : Bond Street Books
  • Release Date : 2021-09-14

From two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author Colson Whitehead, a gloriously entertaining novel of heists, shakedowns and rip-offs set in Harlem in the 1960s. "Ray Carney was only slightly bent when it came to being crooked. . . ." To his customers and neighbours on 125th street, Carney is an upstanding salesman of reasonably priced

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The Intuitionist
  • Author : Colson Whitehead
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 2012-05-23

This debut novel by the two time Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Underground Railroad and The Nickel Boys wowed critics and readers everywhere and marked the debut of an important American writer. Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read It is a

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Harlem Shuffle
  • Author : Colson Whitehead
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2021

För kunderna och grannarna på 125:e gatan är Carney en hederlig möbelförsäljare, som gör sitt bästa för att försörja sig själv och sin familj. Han och hans fru Elizabeth väntar sitt andra barn, och om hennes uppåtsträvande

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Harlem Shuffle
  • Author : Colson Whitehead
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2021-09-14

FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD (Now a major Amazon Prime TV show) '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

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Harlem Shuffle
  • Author : Ines Meyer
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2000

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The Rolling Stones Japanese Singles   EPs discography
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  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release Date : 2021-09-24

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Carolina Beach Music Encyclopedia
  • Author : Rick Simmons
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2018-08-08

While rock groups such as the Beach Boys and Jan and Dean defined the beach music of Southern California during the 1960s, a different, R&B influenced sound could be heard along South Carolina's Grand Strand. Drawing on extensive research and exclusive interviews, this richly illustrated reference work covers the

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A View from the Backstep Part 1
  • Author : J. Kearney
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020-08-06

This ISN'T about me. This isn't my story. It's a chronicle of an earlier era in the FDNY and of those who worked during that era, in an area covered by the 5th, 6th & 7th Divisions of that day, an area that included Harlem and the South Bronx.I've tried

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Motown Encyclopedia
  • Author : Graham Betts
  • Publisher : AC Publishing
  • Release Date : 2014-06-02

Motown means different things to different people. The mere mention of perhaps the most iconic record label in history is often enough to invoke memories and mental images of Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, The Jackson 5, The Supremes and numerous others. With each group recalled, there is

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Carolina Beach Music
  • Author : Rick Simmons
  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Release Date : 2011-04-29

Just as the dances of Beach Music have their twists and turns, so too do the stories behind the hits made popular in shag haunts from Atlantic Beach to Ocean Drive and the Myrtle Beach Pavilion. In Carolina Beach Music, local author and Beach Music enthusiast Rick Simmons draws on

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The Complete Annotated Grateful Dead Lyrics
  • Author : David G. Dodd
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2015-10-13

A complete collection of annotated lyrics by the prolific rock band, published to coincide with their fiftieth anniversary, features literary, historical, and cultural references for every original song.

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Naked City
  • Author : Sharon Zukin
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2009-12-18

As cities have gentrified, educated urbanites have come to prize what they regard as "authentic" urban life: aging buildings, art galleries, small boutiques, upscale food markets, neighborhood old-timers, funky ethnic restaurants, and old, family-owned shops. These signify a place's authenticity, in contrast to the bland standardization of the suburbs and

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Hearings
  • Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science and Astronautics
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1971

Read online Hearings written by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science and Astronautics, published by which was released on 1971. Download full Hearings Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

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Essential Jazz Records
  • Author : Max Harrison,Charles Fox,Eric Thacker
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 1999-12-01

First published in 1984 and reissued to coincide withthe publication of the second volume, this selection of the 250 best jazz records traces the earliest roots of the music to the beginnings of the modern jazz era. Volume One's focus is on LP collections of 78 rpm originals and nearly every significant musician--both

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