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  • 3 of 10 copies available at Sage Library System. (Show)
  • 0 of 2 copies available at Baker County Library District. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Baker County Library.

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5 current holds with 10 total copies.

Summary:

"'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 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. See, cash is tight, especially with all those installment plan sofas, so if his cousin Freddie occasionally drops off the odd ring or necklace at the furniture store, Ray doesn't see the need to ask where it comes from. He knows a discreet jeweler downtown who also doesn't ask questions. Then Freddie falls in with a crew who plan 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, after all. Now Ray has to cater to a new clientele, one made up of shady cops on the take, vicious minions of the local crime lord, and numerous other Harlem lowlifes. Thus begins the internal tussle between Ray the striver and Ray the crook. As Ray navigates this double life, he starts to see the truth about 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?" -- from back cover.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Baker County Library WHITEHEAD (Colson) (Text) 37814003392124 FICTION - NEW Book System_Only_3months 10/01/2021 Checked out 10/24/2021

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780385545136
  • ISBN: 0385545134
  • Physical Description: 318 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Doubleday, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, [2021]

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Summary, etc.:
"'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 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. See, cash is tight, especially with all those installment plan sofas, so if his cousin Freddie occasionally drops off the odd ring or necklace at the furniture store, Ray doesn't see the need to ask where it comes from. He knows a discreet jeweler downtown who also doesn't ask questions. Then Freddie falls in with a crew who plan 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, after all. Now Ray has to cater to a new clientele, one made up of shady cops on the take, vicious minions of the local crime lord, and numerous other Harlem lowlifes. Thus begins the internal tussle between Ray the striver and Ray the crook. As Ray navigates this double life, he starts to see the truth about 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?" -- from back cover.
Subject: Sales personnel > Fiction.
Secondhand trade > Fiction.
Receiving stolen goods > Fiction.
Organized crime > New York (State) > New York > Fiction.
Theft > Fiction.
Robbery > Fiction.
Burglars > Fiction.
Thieves > Fiction.
Jewelry > Fiction.
Race relations > Fiction.
African American families > Fiction.
Nineteen sixties > Fiction.
Harlem (New York, N.Y.) > Fiction.
New York (N.Y) > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)
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