El Ritmo de Harlem / Harlem Shuffle

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«Un autor que roza la maestría [...]. Whitehead se ha convertido en uno de los mejores novelistas de Estados Unidos».--Sam Sacks, The Wall Street Journal

Ray Carner, hijo de un miembro de la mafia local y padre de familia modélico, regenta la tienda de muebles de la calle Ciento veinticinco, en Harlem. Ray intenta alejarse de la vida de delincuencia que su padre le mostró de niño, pero con un segundo hijo en camino necesita sacarse un dinero extra revendiendo artículos robados. Ahora, su primo Freddie le ofrece participar en algo más peligroso: el robo del famoso hotel Theresa, el Waldorf de Harlem. Policías corruptos, gángsters locales y pornógrafos pirómanos pasan a formar parte de su clientela habitual, y Ray tendrá que hacer equilibrios para mantener esta doble vida sin morir en el intento.

El multipremiado Colson Whitehead regresa con una historia deslumbrante que recrea el paisaje criminal del Harlem de los años sesenta, un lugar que se convertirá en el centro de la lucha por los derechos civiles y donde la muerte de un adolescente negro abatido a tiros por la policía desencadenará los famosos disturbios de 1964. Una vez más, el autor pone de relieve las desigualdades y la discriminación racial de una época cuyos ecos aún resuenan en nuestro presente, en una novela criminal cargada de humor con la que consigue romper de nuevo las reglas del género negro.


NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - From the two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Underground Railroad and The Nickel Boys, this gloriously entertaining novel is "fast-paced, keen-eyed and very funny ... about race, power and the history of Harlem all disguised as a thrill-ride crime novel" (San Francisco Chronicle).

"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.

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.

Cash is tight, especially with all those installment-plan sofas, so if his cousin Freddie occasionally drops off the odd ring or necklace, Ray doesn't ask where it comes from. He knows a discreet jeweler downtown who doesn't ask questions, either.

Then Freddie falls in with a crew planning 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. Now Ray has new clientele, one made up of shady cops, vicious local gangsters, two-bit pornographers, and other assorted Harlem lowlifes.

Thus begins the internal tussle between Ray the striver and Ray the crook. As Ray navigates this double life, he begins to see 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's ingenious story plays out in a beautifully recreated New York City 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.

But mostly, it's a joy to read, another dazzling novel from the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning Colson Whitehead.

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  • ISBN/Varenr: 9788439739715
  • Utgivelsesdato: 08.08.2023
  • Utgivelsesår: 2023
  • Forlag: Prh Grupo Editorial
  • Innbinding: Heftet
  • Språk: Spansk
  • Personer: Whitehead, Colson
  • Litteraturtype: Skjønnlitteratur
  • Emne: Fiction / Espionage / Thriller
  • Målgruppe: Voksne
  • Aldersgrense: 0
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  • Illustrert: Nei
  • Sider: 288