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The Resource A death in Harlem : a novel, Karla FC Holloway

A death in Harlem : a novel, Karla FC Holloway

Label
A death in Harlem : a novel
Title
A death in Harlem
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Karla FC Holloway
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Renowned African American studies scholar Karla Holloway has been working on her first novel, "A Death in Harlem," for some years, as she blazed bright, consequential, and broad trails as a professor, dean, and administrator at Duke University. In this Harlem Renaissance mystery, Weldon Haynie Thomas is Harlem's first "colored" policeman, blessed with insight, humor, resourcefulness, and a deep intuition. (While Haynie is a fictional creation, the first African American policeman in NYC, Samuel Battle, also served during this time period, between 1911-1941.) "A Death in Harlem" improvises and extends the plot of Nella Larsen's "Passing" by asking "what happened after the fall?" Officer Thomas investigates the light-enough-to-pass woman who jumped? fell? was pushed? from the Hotel Theresa during the Opportunity Magazine Awards Banquet. While A Death in Harlem is lively and conversational, it's also informed by a deep knowledge of African American culture and history -- which support pointed critiques of the relationships between Harlem's Sugar Hill colored folk, and the regular folk uptown, for instance. Impeccably researched and confidently written, "A Death in Harlem" is a life's work -- an especially fun, stylish, and edifying read"--Provided by publisher
  • 1927. For some in Manhattan, identity is a performance of passing: for another race, for another class, for someone safe to trust. Officer Weldon Haynie Thomas, Harlem's first "colored" policeman, is called on the case when a light-enough-to-pass woman jumped (fell? was pushed?) from the Hotel Theresa during the Opportunity Magazine Awards Banquet. -- adapted from back cover
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10809979
Cataloging source
INU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Holloway, Karla F. C.
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3608.O49417
LC item number
D43 2019
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Harlem (New York, N.Y.)
  • African Americans
  • African American police
  • Homicide investigation
  • African American police
  • African Americans
  • Homicide investigation
  • New York (State)
  • New York (State)
Label
A death in Harlem : a novel, Karla FC Holloway
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The fall -- Weldon Haynie Thomas -- Harlem night -- Bound north blues -- Political parties -- The Ninth Annual Opportunity Awards banquet -- Misadventure? -- The morning after -- Downtown-upper east -- Harlem, in between -- After the fall -- The thirtieth precinct-Harlem -- Rumor, gossip, and innuendo -- Indictment -- Obsequies -- Arrested -- The Omada -- Police court -- The brothers' law -- Waiting for Weldon -- Before the fall -- The Harlem Branch Library -- Passing -- Rooms with a view -- Cinnamon and salt -- Color struck -- Just spring -- Witness -- Keys -- Office visit -- Evidence -- Eyes on the prize -- The Palmer method -- Vermilion Parish -- Blood will out -- One too many -- Reshelving -- Without sanctuary -- Minding the gap -- The Omada collection -- Common ground
Control code
on1080425988
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 234 pages
Isbn
9780810140820
Lccn
2019013938
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1080425988
Label
A death in Harlem : a novel, Karla FC Holloway
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The fall -- Weldon Haynie Thomas -- Harlem night -- Bound north blues -- Political parties -- The Ninth Annual Opportunity Awards banquet -- Misadventure? -- The morning after -- Downtown-upper east -- Harlem, in between -- After the fall -- The thirtieth precinct-Harlem -- Rumor, gossip, and innuendo -- Indictment -- Obsequies -- Arrested -- The Omada -- Police court -- The brothers' law -- Waiting for Weldon -- Before the fall -- The Harlem Branch Library -- Passing -- Rooms with a view -- Cinnamon and salt -- Color struck -- Just spring -- Witness -- Keys -- Office visit -- Evidence -- Eyes on the prize -- The Palmer method -- Vermilion Parish -- Blood will out -- One too many -- Reshelving -- Without sanctuary -- Minding the gap -- The Omada collection -- Common ground
Control code
on1080425988
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 234 pages
Isbn
9780810140820
Lccn
2019013938
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1080425988

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