White Tears
White Tears

—Recommended by Paul

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.

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.

Title White Tears
Author Hari Kunzru
Publisher Knopf
Title First Published 14 March 2017
Format Hardcover
Nb of pages 288 p.
ISBN-10 0451493699
ISBN-13 9780451493699
Publication Date 14 March 2017
Main content page count 288
Weight 32 oz.

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