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Harlem shuffle  Cover Image Large Print Book Large Print Book

Harlem shuffle / Colson Whitehead.

Summary

Summary:

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 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?

Item details

  • ISBN: 9780593460184
  • ISBN: 0593460189
  • Physical Description: 458 pages (large print) ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First large print edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Random House Large Print, [2021]

Contents / Notes

Formatted Contents Note:
part one. The truck (1959) -- part two. Dorvay (1961) -- part three. Cool it baby (1964).
Subject: Sales personnel > Fiction.
Receiving stolen goods > Fiction.
Theft > Fiction.
Jewelry > Fiction.
African American families > Fiction.
Harlem (New York, N.Y.) > Fiction.
Genre: Large type books.
Thrillers (Fiction)
Historical fiction.

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