Book cover of Harlem Shuffle by Colson Whiteheadby Colson Whitehead
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A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR  NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • 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 is an upstanding salesman of reasonably priced furniture, making a decent 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. 

Interview with the Author

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Colson Whitehead on THE HARLEM SHUFFLE
9/14/21         27 min


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Colson Whitehead on ‘Harlem Shuffle’
9/17/21         69 min


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How Colson Whitehead Writes About Our ‘Big Wild Country’
9/14/21          56 min


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Colson Whitehead
9/26/21         68 min


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