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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
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/subjectName
  • Harlem (New York, N.Y.)
  • African Americans
  • African American police
  • Homicide investigation
Label
A death in Harlem : a novel, Karla FC Holloway
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 234 pages
Isbn
9780810140820
Isbn Type
(e-book)
Lccn
2019013938
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
2019013938
Label
A death in Harlem : a novel, Karla FC Holloway
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 234 pages
Isbn
9780810140820
Isbn Type
(e-book)
Lccn
2019013938
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
2019013938

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