Hari Kunzru

White Tears

White Tears


Best friends Carter and Seth have just one thing in common: music. After college they move to New York and begin selling old jazz and blues records to the new generation of music fans, ripping off black culture to line white pockets. Until one day they walk into trouble - a lost song resurfaces which contains the power to ruin them both. First Carter then Seth is sucked into a vortex of violence and vengeance, as forces they don't understand conspire to teach these white boys a lesson.

This is a nail-biting ride through the terrifying ghosts of America's past. It's about cultural appropriation, black lives and white privilege. And it is about the music that runs through the country's veins like blood.

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