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Harlem Shuffle

作者 Colson Whitehead
出版社 Penguin Random House LLC
商品描述 Harlem Shuffle:《地下鐵路》、《TheNickelBoys》作者新書!人們和水泥的聲音,沙沙作響、令人刺痛,像極了喬伊斯的都柏林。1959年,雷卡尼(RayCarney)在哈林區銷售二手

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內容簡介 《地下鐵路》、《The Nickel Boys》作者新書!《地下鐵路》、《The Nickel Boys》兩度榮獲普立茲獎作者Colson Whitehead 以 1960 年代的哈林區為背景,炙手可熱、偷拐搶騙的精彩小說。「一點也不意外,Whitehead 若以此書再度獲獎」《出版者周刊》。 人們和水泥的聲音,沙沙作響、令人刺痛,像極了喬伊斯的都柏林。 1959 年,雷卡尼(Ray Carney)在哈林區銷售二手家具。身為一個丈夫、父親和一個曾經為犯罪頭頭工作的小弟,卡尼只是交到壞朋友了。 當他的兄弟決定搶劫一家老飯店時,一群致命的黑幫進入了卡尼的生活。 這些逞兇鬥狠的角色是Whitehead 對麥卡錫(Cormac McCarthy)小說《險路勿近》(No Country for Old Men)裡反派的致敬。也迫使卡尼決定想要成為什麼樣的人。一本以民權時代的哈林區為背景,喬裝成犯罪小說,關於荒謬的道德、種族和權力的社會小說。深刻的人物描寫,是作者寫給 60 年代哈林區的情書。 '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 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? HARLEM SHUFFLE is driven by an ingeniously intricate plot that plays out in a beautifully recreated Harlem of the early 1960s. It's a family saga masquerading as a crime novel, a hilarious morality play, a social novel about race and power, and ultimately a love letter to Harlem.

作者介紹

作者介紹 Colson Whitehead COLSON WHITEHEAD is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of ten works of fiction and nonfiction, and is a two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, for The Nickel Boys and The Underground Railroad, which also won the National Book Award. A recipient of MacArthur and Guggenheim fellowships, he lives in New York City.

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書名 / Harlem Shuffle
作者 / Colson Whitehead
簡介 / Harlem Shuffle:《地下鐵路》、《TheNickelBoys》作者新書!人們和水泥的聲音,沙沙作響、令人刺痛,像極了喬伊斯的都柏林。1959年,雷卡尼(RayCarney)在哈林區銷售二手
出版社 / Penguin Random House LLC
ISBN13 / 9780385547758
ISBN10 / 0385547757
EAN / 9780385547758
誠品26碼 / 2682034825002
語言 / 英文
尺寸 / 23.5X15.6X2.9CM
裝訂 / 平裝
頁數 / 336
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