Hunting in Harlem

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Bloomsbury Publishing USA, Dec 19, 2008 - Fiction - 288 pages
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Horizon Realty is bringing Harlem back to its Renaissance. With the help of Cedric, Bobby, and Horus-three ex-cons trying to forge a new life-Horizon clears out the rubble and the rabble, filling once-dilapidated brownstones with black professionals handpicked for their shared vision of Harlem as a shining icon for the race. And fate seems to be working in Horizon's favor: Harlem's undesirable tenants seem increasingly clumsy of late, meeting early deaths by accident. As an ambitious reporter, Piper Goines, begins to investigate the neighborhood's extraordinarily high accident rate, Horizon's three employees find themselves fighting for their souls and their very lives-against a backdrop of some of the most beautiful brownstones in all of Manhattan.
 

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User Review  - katiemullen - LibraryThing

Hunting in Harlem is one of the funnier books I've read in a while. At the same time, it manages to be a thriller, as well as a political novel. That it can exist as all three of these things at once ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
17
Section 3
31
Section 4
45
Section 5
53
Section 6
69
Section 7
75
Section 8
89
Section 13
153
Section 14
173
Section 15
193
Section 16
205
Section 17
221
Section 18
229
Section 19
243
Section 20
257

Section 9
107
Section 10
119
Section 11
125
Section 12
145
Section 21
265
Section 22
279
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Mat Johnson is the author of the novel Drop. He received his M.F.A. from Columbia. He spent several years living in Harlem and now lives in Rhinebeck, New York, with his wife and daughter.

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