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White Tears

Hardcover $26.95

Mar 14, 2017 | 288 Pages

Ebook $13.99

Mar 14, 2017 | 304 Pages

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Mar 14, 2017 | 617 Minutes

  • Hardcover $26.95

    Mar 14, 2017 | 288 Pages

  • Ebook $13.99

    Mar 14, 2017 | 304 Pages

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Praise for White Tears:

“Kunzru has done his homework on racial history and white privilege, but the novel is also lifted on his sharp descriptions of music, which he makes so concrete and delectable you understand why his misguided, ill-fated heroes fall so hard for it. A well-turned and innovative tale that cannily connects old-time blues and modern-day minstrelsy.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred)
“A compulsively readable ghost story that features masterly—tour de force—writing about early American blues.”—Rachel Kushner, author of The Flamethrowers

White Tears is a hallucinatory and eerily accurate journey into America’s racial unconscious—like an updated version of The Crying of Lot 49, in which race itself is the secret and arcane system that controls all of us in ways we never fully understand. In an era when the past seems to be collapsing into the present on a daily basis, you couldn’t find a more urgently necessary, compulsively readable book.”—Jess Row, author of Your Face in Mine

White Tears is a masterful ghost story about a blues song which may or may not exist, but is definitely alive. Sound, in Kunzru’s hands, is both force and material, carrying fear, power, and revenge from body to body. When someone cries “Rewind,” proceed with caution. History is audible.”—Sasha Frere-Jones

“It’s rare to read a book by such a good writer who also knows so much about music. He clearly loves early folk music and especially early blues and knows it very well.”—Peter Duchin

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