Colson Whitehead: Harlem Shuffle, with Vinson Cunningham: 92Y Talks Episode 282 - 92Y, New York

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Colson Whitehead: Harlem Shuffle, with Vinson Cunningham: 92Y Talks Episode 282

Nov 11, 2021


Ray Carney was only slightly bent when it came to being crooked…

Two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Colson Whitehead (The Underground RailroadThe Nickel Boys) opens the Poetry Center’s 83rd season with a presentation of his new novel, Harlem Shuffle.

A love letter to 1960s New York, Harlem Shuffle is a family saga masquerading as a crime novel, a hilarious morality play, and a social novel about race and power. “Whitehead is a splendidly talented writer, with more range than any other American novelist,” writes George Saunders. “He can be funny, lyrical, satirical, earnest—whatever is needed by the work.”

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