Harlem Shuffle

A Novel

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By Colson Whitehead

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Set in 1960s Harlem, this noir thriller follows a furniture salesman wrestling with his commitment to remaining on the straight and narrow, while his path is increasingly filled with twists and disreputable turns. The narration is full of shrewd observations about a city that is crooked to its core, introducing us to a cast of deliciously unsavory characters. I loved the subtle humor -- witty repartee between characters and a protagonist who can't help but wax poetic on the value of a sofa or dining room set, even in the most dire circumstances. Big bonus for a crime novel: no copaganda to be found!

Content Warnings: gun violence, addiction, overdose, mentions of police brutality

Esmé, Firestorm Collective member

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336 pages
Doubleday (9/13/21)
6.1 x 0.9 x 9.3 inches


harlem, historical fiction, indie next

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