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Titles with Tara Book Club
Book: Harlem Shuffle by Colson Whitehead.
  • When Nov 06, 2023 from 12:00 PM to 01:30 PM (US/Eastern / UTC-500)
  • Where Franklin Public Library
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  • Contact Phone 248-851-2254
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This novel is a follow-up to Whitehead’s book The Nickel Boys, which won him a second Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Ray Carney is a furniture salesman in 1960's Harlem, struggling to make ends meet. With the help of his misfit cousin Freddie, Carney deals in stolen jewelry on the side. After a crew of bandits raid the Hotel Theresa, Carney hopes his involvement does not lead to his own murder. Although Carney engages in criminal misdeeds, he’s a sympathetic character in part because he is a family man. With his wife Elizabeth, he has a second child on the way. If Carney manages to stay alive, his double life may be discovered.