Harlem Shuffle

Written By Colson Whitehead
Harlem Shuffle
  • Publsiher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 14 September 2021
  • ISBN : 0708899455
  • Pages : 336 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Read or download book entitled Harlem Shuffle written by Colson Whitehead which was release on 14 September 2021, this book published by Hachette UK. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: 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 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 instalment 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 jeweller 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.

Harlem Shuffle

Harlem Shuffle
  • Author : Colson Whitehead
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2021-09-14
  • Total pages : 336
  • ISBN : 0708899455
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Summary : 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 ...

Harlem Shuffle

Harlem Shuffle
  • Author : Colson Whitehead
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2021
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 0708899455
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Summary : 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 ...

Harlem Shuffle

Harlem Shuffle
  • Author : Colson Whitehead
  • Publisher : Doubleday
  • Release Date : 2021-09-14
  • Total pages : 336
  • ISBN : 0708899455
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Summary : 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 69
  • Author : Stuart Cosgrove
  • Publisher : Birlinn Ltd
  • Release Date : 2018-10-04
  • Total pages : 256
  • ISBN : 0708899455
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Summary : In 1969, among Harlem’s Rabelaisian cast of characters are bandleader King Curtis, soul singers Aretha Franklin and Donny Hathaway, and drug peddler Jimmy ‘Goldfinger’ Terrell. In February a raid on tenements across New York leads to the arrest of 21 Black Panther party members and one of the most controversial trials ...

Carolina Beach Music

Carolina Beach Music
  • Author : Rick Simmons
  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Release Date : 2011-04-29
  • Total pages : 208
  • ISBN : 0708899455
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Summary : 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 ...

Carolina Beach Music Encyclopedia

Carolina Beach Music Encyclopedia
  • Author : Rick Simmons
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2018-08-08
  • Total pages : 330
  • ISBN : 0708899455
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Summary : 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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  • Author : Cary D. Wintz,Paul Finkelman
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2012-12-06
  • Total pages : 1392
  • ISBN : 0708899455
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Summary : From the music of Louis Armstrong to the portraits by Beauford Delaney, the writings of Langston Hughes to the debut of the musical Show Boat, the Harlem Renaissance is one of the most significant developments in African-American history in the twentieth century. The Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance, in two-volumes ...

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  • Author : Simon Hall
  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Release Date : 2020-09-01
  • Total pages : 288
  • ISBN : 0708899455
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Summary : Rising star Simon Hall captures the spirit of the 1960s in ten days that revolutionised the Cold War: Fidel Castro's visit to New York. 'With its cool judgements and blackly comic sense of irony, Hall's book is a rare pleasure to read.' DOMINIC SANDBROOK, Literary Review 'A lively account . . . ...

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  • Author : Bob Leszczak
  • Publisher : Scarecrow Press
  • Release Date : 2013-10-10
  • Total pages : 320
  • ISBN : 0708899455
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Summary : “Everybody has to start somewhere. Businessmen start on the ground floor and try to work their way up the corporate ladder. Baseball players bide their time in the minor leagues wishing for an opportunity to move up and play in the majors. Musical compositions aren’t very different—some songs ...

Motown Encyclopedia

Motown Encyclopedia
  • Author : Graham Betts
  • Publisher : AC Publishing
  • Release Date : 2014-06-02
  • Total pages : 811
  • ISBN : 0708899455
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Summary : 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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  • Author : Philippe Margotin,Jean-Michel Guesdon
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2016-10-25
  • Total pages : 704
  • ISBN : 0708899455
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Summary : Comprehensive visual history of the "World's Greatest Rock & Roll Band" as told through the recording of their monumental catalog, including 29 studio and 24 compilation albums, and more than a hundred singles. Since 1963, The Rolling Stones have been recording and touring, selling more than 200 million records worldwide. While much is known about ...

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  • Author : Jerilou Hammett,Kingsley Hammett
  • Publisher : Chronicle Books
  • Release Date : 2012-03-20
  • Total pages : 192
  • ISBN : 0708899455
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Summary : The city that never sleeps also never stops changing. And while New Yorkers are renowned for their trendsetting, this thought-provoking book argues that New York City itself has become a follower rather than a leader. Once-distinctive streets and neighborhoods have become awash in generic stores, apartment boxes, and garish signs ...

The Complete Annotated Grateful Dead Lyrics

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  • Author : David G. Dodd
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2015-10-13
  • Total pages : 512
  • ISBN : 0708899455
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Summary : 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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  • Author : Sharon Zukin
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2009-12-18
  • Total pages : 312
  • ISBN : 0708899455
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Summary : 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 ...

1972 NASA Authorization

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  • Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science and Astronautics
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1971
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 0708899455
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Summary : Download or read online 1972 NASA Authorization written by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science and Astronautics, published by which was released on 1971. Get 1972 NASA Authorization Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle....