White Tears: A novel

White Tears: A novel

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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… (more)

Editorial reviews (6 reviews)

What follows is a noir-tinged thriller with characters disappearing or being suspended from the present, while characters from the past are stirred and reanimated.

We hear only whining: for all the pyrotechnics, Kunzru has primed us – from his title onwards – to see Seth’s story as nothing other than a matter of black and white.

“White Tears” is a brave, ambitious novel. While moving at breakneck speed, it manages to speak volumes about race and justice, power and enthrallment, cultural appropriation, friendship and the power of music to transport us to realms beyond words.

Book Details  

Publisher: Knopf (March 14, 2017)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 304 pages

File size: 20.5 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

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