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The Resource Harlem shuffle, Colson Whitehead, (text large print)

Harlem shuffle, Colson Whitehead, (text large print)

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 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?
Cataloging source
WIQ
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Whitehead, Colson
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3573.H4768
LC item number
H37 2021b
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sales personnel
  • Receiving stolen goods
  • Theft
  • Jewelry
  • African American families
  • Harlem (New York, N.Y.)
Target audience
adult
Label
Harlem shuffle, Colson Whitehead, (text large print)
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
part one. The truck (1959) -- part two. Dorvay (1961) -- part three. Cool it baby (1964)
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First large print edition.
Extent
458 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780593460184
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
  • on1242971237
  • (OCoLC)1242971237
Label
Harlem shuffle, Colson Whitehead, (text large print)
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
part one. The truck (1959) -- part two. Dorvay (1961) -- part three. Cool it baby (1964)
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First large print edition.
Extent
458 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780593460184
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
  • on1242971237
  • (OCoLC)1242971237

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