A Night In with Colson Whitehead
To mark the publication of Harlem Shuffle
In partnership with Waterstones, the ‘stream and book’ package includes a unique ticket for the stream, and a copy of Harlem Shuffle (RRP £16.99) deliverable to any UK or International address. The first 50 books will be SIGNED.
For one night only, the event will be broadcast on 13 September 18:30 UK time. It will be available to view up to a week after the event has ended and can be accessed Worldwide. If you live in a time zone that does not suit the initial broadcast time you can watch it at any point after the initial showing for one week.
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Join multi-award winning and bestselling author of The Underground Railroad and The Nickel Boys, Colson Whitehead, as he shares his brand-new novel set in a richly evoked 1960s Harlem. 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.
Ray Carney was only slightly bent when it came to being crooked...To his customers and neighbours 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.
In conversation for this exclusive event, Colson will share the inspiration behind his meticulously plotted and paced tale of petty criminals and failed heists. He’ll also touch on the themes of the book, such as morality versus expediency and the difficulty of leading a good life in a bad world.
Don’t miss the opportunity to spend an entertaining evening with one of the greatest writers of our time.