A Death in Harlem: A Novel (Unabridged‪)‬

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In A Death in Harlem, famed scholar Karla FC Holloway weaves a mystery in the bon vivant world of the Harlem Renaissance. Taking as her point of departure the tantalizingly ambiguous "death by misadventure" at the climax of Nella Larsen's Passing, Holloway accompanies listeners to the sunlit boulevards and shaded sidestreets of Jazz Age New York. A murder there will test the mettle, resourcefulness, and intuition of Harlem's first "colored" policeman, Weldon Haynie Thomas.

Clear glass towers rising in Manhattan belie a city where people are often not what they seem. For some here, identity is a performance of passing - passing for another race, for another class, for someone safe to trust. Thomas'  investigation illuminates the societies and secret societies, the intricate code of manners, the world of letters, and the broad social currents of 1920s Harlem.

A Death in Harlem is an exquisitely crafted, briskly paced, and impeccably stylish journey back to a time still remembered as a peak of American glamour. It introduces Holloway as a fresh voice in storytelling, and Weldon Haynie Thomas as an endearing and unforgettable detective.

The book is published by Northwestern University Press. The audiobook is published by University Press Audiobooks.

"This spiritual successor to Nella Larsen's 1929 novel, Passing, will keep historical mystery fans guessing." (Publishers Weekly)

"Holloway brings her period, place, and people alive and provides as a bonus a most unexpected culprit." (Kirkus Reviews)

"Holloway's debut novel will take you on a journey that reveals a fresh, richly layered, and rarely seen - or imagined - view of early twentieth-century black life and society." (Virginia DeBerry, coauthor of Better Than I Know Myself)

GENRE
Belletristik
ERZÄHLER:IN
AR
Alexia Rolle
SPRACHE
EN
Englisch
DAUER
08:26
Std. Min.
ERSCHIENEN
2020
3. Juni
VERLAG
University Press Audiobooks
PRÄSENTIERT VON
Audible.de
GRÖSSE
417.9
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