Boulder Bookstore and Books & Books/Miami Book Fair invite you to join Colson Whitehead for a conversation about his book, Harlem Shuffle, on Tuesday, August 9th at 6:00pm MT / 8:00pm ET on Zoom. He will be in conversation with Adam Serwer.
Your ticket includes admission to this virtual event and a paperback copy of Harlem Shuffle. Tickets are available on Eventbrite HERE or by clicking the button below. The Zoom link will be emailed to you prior to the event.
About the Book:
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 Ray 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?
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.
IMPORTANT TICKETING AND EVENT INFORMATION
*Tickets include a paperback copy of Harlem Shuffle.
--IN-STORE BOOK PICKUP with EVENT ACCESS -- $17.00 (plus tax and a small processing fee) for the Zoom link, and a copy of the book. Books will be available for in-store pickup at Boulder Book Store starting on August 9th. You will be emailed separately when your book is ready for pickup.
--STANDARD BOOK SHIPPING with EVENT ACCESS -- $22.00 (plus a small processing fee) for the Zoom link, and a copy of the book. Books will be available on August 9th, and we will ship books that day. US shipping ONLY.
--PRIORITY BOOK SHIPPING with EVENT ACCESS -- $27.00 (plus a small processing fee) for the Zoom link, and a copy of the book. Books will be available on August 9th, and we will ship books that day. US shipping ONLY.
* The virtual event begins at 5:00pm PT / 6:00 pm MT / 8:00pm ET. If you have issues during the event, please email your questions to BBSVirtualEvents@gmail.com.
COLSON WHITEHEAD is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of ten works of fiction and nonfiction, and is a two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for The Nickel Boys and The Underground Railroad, which also won the National Book Award. A recipient of MacArthur and Guggenheim Fellowships, he lives in New York City.
ADAM SERWER is a staff writer for the Ideas section of The Atlantic and the author of the New York Times bestselling essay collection The Cruelty Is The Point. He was previously the national editor at BuzzFeed News, a national reporter for MSNBC, and a reporter for Mother Jones. He is the recipient of the 2019 Hillman Prize for commentary and analysis, the 2015 Sigma Delta Chi Award for online column writing, The 2020 Vernon Jarrett Medal, and the 2019 National Association of Black Journalists Salute to Excellence Award for magazine commentary.