Crook manifesto
(Audiobook Playaway)

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Graham, Dion, narrator.
Playaway Digital Audio, issuing body.
Playaway Products, LLC, issuing body.
Published
Solon, Ohio : Playaway Products, LLC, [2023].
Format
Audiobook Playaway
ISBN
9798822674950
Physical Desc
1 audio media player (10:47:28) : digital, HD audio ; 3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in.
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Published
Solon, Ohio : Playaway Products, LLC, [2023].
Language
English
ISBN
9798822674950

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Title supplied by publisher.
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Release date supplied by publisher.
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Issued on Playaway, a dedicated audio media player.
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One set of earphones and one AAA battery required for listening.
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Previously released by Penguin Random House.
Participants/Performers
Read by Dion Graham.
Description
The two-time Pulitzer Prize winner and bestselling author of Harlem Shuffle continues his Harlem saga in a powerful and hugely-entertaining novel that summons 1970s New York in all its seedy glory. Its 1971. Trash piles up on the streets, crime is at an all-time high, the city is careening towards bankruptcy, and a shooting war has broken out between the NYPD and the Black Liberation Army. Amidst this collective nervous breakdown furniture store owner and ex-fence Ray Carney tries to keep his head down and his business thriving. His days moving stolen goods around the city are over. Its strictly the straight-and-narrow for him -- until he needs Jackson 5 tickets for his daughter May and he decides to hit up his old police contact Munson, fixer extraordinaire. But Munson has his own favors to ask of Carney and staying out of the game gets a lot more complicated -- and deadly. 1973. The counter-culture has created a new generation, the old ways are being overthrown, but there is one constant, Pepper, Carneys endearingly violent partner in crime. Its getting harder to put together a reliable crew for hijackings, heists, and assorted felonies, so Pepper takes on a side gig doing security on a Blaxploitation shoot in Harlem. He finds himself in a freaky world of Hollywood stars, up-and-coming comedians, and celebrity drug dealers, in addition to the usual cast of hustlers, mobsters, and hit men. These adversaries underestimate the seasoned crook -- to their regret. 1976. Harlem is burning, block by block, while the whole country is gearing up for Bicentennial celebrations. Carney is trying to come up with a July 4th ad he can live with. ("Two Hundred Years of Getting Away with It!"), while his wife Elizabeth is campaigning for her childhood friend, the former assistant D.A and rising politician Alexander Oakes. When a fire severely injures one of Carneys tenants, he enlists Pepper to look into who may be behind it. Our crooked duo have to battle their way through a crumbling metropolis run by the shady, the violent, and the utterly corrupted. CROOK MANIFESTO is a darkly funny tale of a city under siege, but also a sneakily searching portrait of the meaning of family. Colson Whiteheads kaleidoscopic portrait of Harlem is sure to stand as one of the all-time great evocations of a place and a time.
Target Audience
Adult.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Whitehead, C., & Graham, D. (2023). Crook manifesto . Playaway Products, LLC.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Whitehead, Colson, 1969- and Dion, Graham. 2023. Crook Manifesto. Playaway Products, LLC.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Whitehead, Colson, 1969- and Dion, Graham. Crook Manifesto Playaway Products, LLC, 2023.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Whitehead, Colson, and Dion Graham. Crook Manifesto Playaway Products, LLC, 2023.

Note! Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy. Citation formats are based on standards as of August 2021.

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