Hari Kunzru White Tears: A novel

ISBN 13: 9780451493699

White Tears: A novel

3.69 avg rating
( 4,340 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780451493699: White Tears: A novel
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

White Tears is a ghost story, a terrifying murder mystery, a timely meditation on race, and a love letter to all the forgotten geniuses of American music and Delta Mississippi Blues.
"An incisive meditation on race, privilege and music. Spanning decades, this novel brings alive the history of old-time blues and America’s racial conscience."—Rabeea Saleem, Chicago Review of Books 


Two twenty-something New Yorkers. Seth is awkward and shy. Carter is the glamorous heir to one of America's great fortunes. They have one thing in common: an obsession with music. Seth is desperate to reach for the future. Carter is slipping back into the past. When Seth accidentally records an unknown singer in a park, Carter sends it out over the Internet, claiming it's a long lost 1920s blues recording by a musician called Charlie Shaw. When an old collector contacts them to say that their fake record and their fake bluesman are actually real, the two young white men, accompanied by Carter's troubled sister Leonie, spiral down into the heart of the nation's darkness, encountering a suppressed history of greed, envy, revenge, and exploitation.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

An Amazon Best Book of March 2017: Thrumming with humor and revelation, White Tears by Hari Kunzru (author of the 2012 novel Gods without Men) is a smart, incisive portrait of music, male friendship, and race. At its most basic level, Kunzru weaves a story of two best friends who get caught in the deadly underworld of record collecting. When their new song is mistaken for an authentic and rare 1950s recording, violence ensues and the dangerous quest to discover the true 1950s musician unravels the reality of racism. The novel’s brilliance and beat is derived from the story Kunzru tells about white privilege, the exploitation of black culture and how they reverberate through life and music. Kunzru is a skilled writer – his descriptions of 1950s blues will make any music buff start tapping their toe; and his ability to render America’s relationship with race is as haunting and unforgettable as the song the novel is centered on. --Al Woodworth, The Amazon Book Review

About the Author:

HARI KUNZRU is the author of four previous novels. His work has been translated into twenty-one languages, and his short stories and journalism have appeared in many publications, including The New York Times, The Guardian, and The New Yorker. He is the recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, The New York Public Library, and the American Academy in Berlin. He lives in Brooklyn.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9781101973219: White Tears: A novel (Vintage Contemporaries)

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  1101973218 ISBN 13:  9781101973219
Publisher: Vintage, 2018
Softcover

9780241272954: White Tears

Hamish..., 2017
Hardcover

9780241977873: White Tears

Penguin, 2018
Softcover

9780241272961: White Tears

Hamish...
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

KUNZRU, HARI
Published by Penguin Random House
ISBN 10: 0451493699 ISBN 13: 9780451493699
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Random House. Condition: New. Brand New. Seller Inventory # 0451493699

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 16.54
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.60
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Kunzru, Hari
Published by Knopf
ISBN 10: 0451493699 ISBN 13: 9780451493699
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Qwestbooks COM LLC
(Bensalem, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Knopf. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0451493699. Seller Inventory # Z0451493699ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 20.49
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Kunzru, Hari
Published by Knopf
ISBN 10: 0451493699 ISBN 13: 9780451493699
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Best Bates
(Bensalem, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Knopf. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0451493699. Seller Inventory # Z0451493699ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 20.49
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Kunzru, Hari
Published by Knopf
ISBN 10: 0451493699 ISBN 13: 9780451493699
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Bookhouse COM LLC
(Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Knopf. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0451493699. Seller Inventory # Z0451493699ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 20.49
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Kunzru, Hari
Published by Knopf
ISBN 10: 0451493699 ISBN 13: 9780451493699
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
BookShop4U
(PHILADELPHIA, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Knopf. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0451493699. Seller Inventory # Z0451493699ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 20.49
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Kunzru, Hari
Published by Knopf
ISBN 10: 0451493699 ISBN 13: 9780451493699
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Mega Buzz
(Bensalem, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Knopf. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0451493699. Seller Inventory # Z0451493699ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 20.49
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Kunzru, Hari
Published by Knopf
ISBN 10: 0451493699 ISBN 13: 9780451493699
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Booklot COM LLC
(Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Knopf. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0451493699. Seller Inventory # Z0451493699ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 20.49
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Kunzru, Hari
Published by Knopf
ISBN 10: 0451493699 ISBN 13: 9780451493699
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Vital Products COM LLC
(Southampton, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Knopf. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0451493699. Seller Inventory # Z0451493699ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 20.49
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Kunzru, Hari
Published by Knopf Publishing Group 3/14/2017 (2017)
ISBN 10: 0451493699 ISBN 13: 9780451493699
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Knopf Publishing Group 3/14/2017, 2017. Hardback or Cased Book. Condition: New. White Tears. Book. Seller Inventory # BBS-9780451493699

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 21.36
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Kunzru, Hari
Published by Knopf
ISBN 10: 0451493699 ISBN 13: 9780451493699
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 15
Seller:
Lakeside Books
(Benton Harbor, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Knopf. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0451493699 Brand New! Not Overstocks or Low Quality Book Club Editions! Direct From the Publisher! We're not a giant, faceless warehouse organization! We're a small town bookstore that loves books and loves it's customers! Buy from us and you get great service as well as a great price! Your business is valued and your satisfaction is guaranteed!. Seller Inventory # OTF-9780451493699

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 17.80
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book