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White Tears

(2017)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Rathbone Folio Prize Best Book (nominee)
James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction Best Book (nominee)
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 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.

Genre: Historical Mystery

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Title: White Tears
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Title: White Tears: A novel
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Title: White Tears
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Title: White Tears: A novel (Vintage Contemporaries)
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Title: White Tears
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Title: White Tears: A Novel
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Title: White Tears: A Novel
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Title: White Tears
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Title: White Tears: A novel
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