Walking Bones

Walking Bones

by Charlotte Carter
     
 

Walking Bones is an American love story cast in deepest noir. It's the story of a black woman named Nettie who had come to New York to be a model but grew too big and ended up as a designer. One night in a bar Nettie meets a man, a white man named Albert Press. Press is drunk. He insults her, she smashes a glass in his face. And so begins a strange, twisted

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Walking Bones is an American love story cast in deepest noir. It's the story of a black woman named Nettie who had come to New York to be a model but grew too big and ended up as a designer. One night in a bar Nettie meets a man, a white man named Albert Press. Press is drunk. He insults her, she smashes a glass in his face. And so begins a strange, twisted kind of love affair. A lurching dance of black and white, sadist and masochist, that can only ever end in disaster. Like Chester Himes' The End Of A Primitive, this is an American tragedy that unpicks the sexuality of racism and the strange contradictions of sexual power. Urban and precise yet oddly dreamlike, Walking Bones is an important addition to the canon of noir writing of Jim Thompson, David Goodis and Horace McCoy.

Charlotte Carter lives in New York City where she works as an editor and a teacher. Her previous three books, Rhode Island Red, Coq au Vin and Drumsticks, are mysteries featuring Nanette Hayes.

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Publishers Weekly
A violent bar incident leads to a "deep, corrosive" affection in Charlotte Carter's evocative, syntactically inventive urban noir of sexual adventure and dysfunction. The author of the Nanette Hayes jazz mysteries turns her attention to the darker side of life and love as she investigates how a black woman could come to love the troubled white man whose face she cut after he insulted her, how jealousy and misplaced concern can lead to murder and how allocating guilt can be harder than expected in the haunting Walking Bones. (July) Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781852426804
Publisher:
Serpent's Tail Publishing Ltd
Publication date:
05/28/2002
Series:
High Risk Books Series
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
5.06(w) x 7.78(h) x 0.52(d)

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