Colson Whitehead presents Harlem Shuffle

Colson Whitehead presents Harlem Shuffle

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Paperback Launch: Colson Whitehead presents Harlem Shuffle, in conversation with Adam Serwer

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VIRTUAL: Live on Zoom!

Co-presented with Books & Books (Miami Beach, FL)

Greenlight joins forces with Books & Books and the Miami Book Fair along with independent bookstores nationwide to celebrate the paperback launch of bestselling and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Colson Whitehead's bestselling Harlem Shuffle. To his customers and neighbors on 125th street, Ray Carney is an upstanding salesman of reasonably priced furniture, making a decent life for himself and his family. 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 all the time. As Ray navigates his double life, he begins to see who actually pulls the strings in Harlem—can he avoid getting killed 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? Playing out in a beautifully recreated New York City of the early 1960s, Harlem Shuffle is 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. Whitehead is joined in conversation by Adam Serwer of The Atlantic for a virtual launch event hosted on Zoom by Books & Books. Admission is free with book purchase; your webinar link will be emailed shortly before the event.


All tickets include access to the virtual event, and a paperback copy of Harlem Shuffle for shipping or pickup at our stores. Login details will be shared with ticketholders in advance of the event. Note book pickup and shipping options when purchasing tickets (shipping available within the US only).

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