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Harlem Shuffle (Random House LCC US)

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New York Times Book Review 100 Notable Books of 2021 One of The Washington Posts 50 Notable Works of Fiction of 2021 One of NPR& #8217 s Best Books of the year & #8220 A rich, wild book that could pass for genre fiction.  It& #8217 s much more, but the entertainment value alone should ensure it the same kind of popular success that greeted his last two novels, & #8220 The Underground Railroad& #8221 and & #8220 The Nickel Boys.& #8221 - Janet Maslin, The New York Times & #8220 Colson Whitehead has a couple of Pulitzers under his belt, along with several other awards celebrating his outstanding novels. Harlem Shuffle is a suspenseful crime thriller that's sure to add to the tally & #8212 it's a fabulous novel you must read.& #8221 - NPR.org & #8220 A warm, involving novel& #8221   - The Wall Street Journal & #8220 A a fiendishly clever romp, a heist novel that& #8217 s also a morality play about respectability politics, a family comedy disguised as a noir& #8230 Harlem Shuffle  reads like a book whose author had enormous fun writing it. The dialogue crackles and sparks the zippy heist plot twists itself in one showy misdirection after another. Most impressive of all is lovable family-man Ray, whose relentless ambition drives the plot forward while his glib salesman& #8217 s patter keeps you guessing about his true intentions. This book is a blast that will make you think, and what could be better than that?& #8221 -Vox & #8220 Another triumph from Pulitzer winner Whitehead& #8221   - People Magazine & #8220 Fast-paced, keen-eyed and very funny, & #8220 Harlem Shuffle& #8221 is a novel about race, power and the history of Harlem all disguised as a thrill-ride crime novel.& #8221   - San Francisco Chronicle & #8220 Enthralling, cinematic& #8230 Whitehead's evocation of early 1960s Harlem & #8212 strewn with double-crosses and double standards, broken glass and broken dreams & #8212 is irresistible& #8230 a valentine to a time and place.& #8221 - Minneapolis Star-Tribune & #8220 A cool, funny, slyly elegant genre outing that deftly weaves in weightier themes around the edges of a story about crooks and schemers in mid-20th-century New York.& #8221 - Laura Miller, Slate & #8220 Dazzling& #8230 exciting and wise.& #8221 - Walton Muyumba,  The Boston Globe & #8220 A spectacularly pleasurable read, and while it is, of course, literary, it& #8217 s also a pure, unapologetic crime-fiction page-turner.& #8221   - Los Angeles Times & #8220 Harlem Shuffle& #8221 is a wildly entertaining romp. But as you might expect with this two-time Pulitzer Prize winner and MacArthur genius, Whitehead also delivers a devastating, historically grounded indictment of the separate and unequal lives of Blacks and whites in mid-20th century New York.' -Associated Press & #8220 An American master& #8221 - New York Times Book Review & #8220 Two-time Pulitzer winner Whitehead ( The Nickel Boys) returns with a sizzling heist novel set in civil rights& #8211 era Harlem. It& #8217 s 1959 and Ray Carney has built an & #8216 unlikely kingdom& #8217 selling used furniture. A husband, a father, and the son of a man who once worked as muscle for a local crime boss, Carney is & #8216 only slightly bent when it [comes] to being crooked.& #8217 But when his cousin Freddie& #8212 whose stolen goods Carney occasionally fences through his furniture store& #8212 decides to rob the historic Hotel Theresa, a lethal cast of underworld figures enter Carney& #8217 s life, among them the mobster Chink Montague, & #8220 known for his facility with a straight razor& #8221 WWII veteran Pepper and the murderous, purple-suited Miami Joe, Whitehead& #8217 s answer to No Country for Old Men& #8217 s Anton Chigurh. These and other characters force Carney to decide just how bent he wants to be. It& #8217 s a superlative story, but the most impressive achievement is Whitehead& #8217 s loving depiction of a Harlem 60 years gone& #8212 & #8216 that rustling, keening thing of people and concrete& #8217 & #8212 which lands as detailed and vivid as Joyce& #8217 s Dublin. Don& #8217 t be surprised if this one wins Whitehead another major award.& #8221 -Publishers Weekly, starred review & #8220 Whitehead adds another genre to an ever-diversifying portfolio with his first crime novel, and it's a corker. Ray Carney owns a furniture store in Harlem. When the novel begins in 1959, he's selling mostly used furniture, struggling to escape the legacy of his criminal father. & #8216 Living taught you,& #8217 Ray believes, & #8216 that you didn't have to live the way you'd been taught.& #8217 Almost. Ray's ne'erdo-well cousin, Freddie, who's been luring Ray into hot water since childhood (& #8216 I didn't mean to get you in trouble,& #8217 is Freddie's constant refrain) regularly brings Ray the odd piece of jewelry, provenance unknown, which Ray peddles to a dealer downtown, building a stake to invest in his business. & #8216 There was a natural flow of goods in and out and through people's lives . . . a churn of property, and Ray facilitated that churn.& #8217 It works until Freddie suggests Ray as a fence for a jewel heist at the Hotel Theresa (& #8216 the Waldorf of Harlem& #8217 ), and suddenly the churn produces a potentially disastrous backwash. Following Ray as his business grows and he delicately balances the crooked and straight sides of his life, Whitehead delivers a portrait of Harlem in the early & #8217 60s, culminating with the Harlem Riot of 1964, that is brushed with lovingly etched detail and features a wonderful panoply of characters who spring to full-bodied life, blending joy, humor, and tragedy. A triumph on every level.& #8221 -Booklist, Starred Review

Person Colson Whitehead
Genre Fremdsprachig
Einband Taschenbuch
ISBN 978-0-385-54775-8
Abmessungen (B/H/T) 228x154x25mm
Gewicht 494 g