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Haarlem: A Novel

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“The only thing that’ll last forever is my Thirst . . . .”

So says Abel Crofton as he explores the streets and canals of Amsterdam. A New York tunnel worker who’s struggling to stay sober after years of alcoholism, Abel is searching for the mother he’s never known. Despite having few clues as to her whereabouts, he soon finds a bureaucratic trail that takes him to Haarlem, the Dutch town from which the famed African-American neighborhood takes its name.

As Abel ventures into more new territory, he also takes on his identity as a Black man, his rough childhood in Harlem, New York, his relationship to his bitter father, and his battle with addiction. The questions around his life only get more complicated after he meets a coldly direct waitress and a ragged jazz musician, both also bearing major scars from their pasts. The road leads to Haarlem for them as well.

Welcome to Abel’s search for salvation in another tight page turner from Heather Neff.

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HEATHER NEFF is a professor of literature of the African diaspora and the

Synopsis:

After the death of his father, an alcoholic and abusive jazz musician, Abel Crofton leaves his home in Harlem to journey to the Netherlands to the town of Haarlem in search of the Dutch mother he has never known, joining forces with Sopie, a Dutch-Caribbean waitress, to uncover startling secrets about his family and his father's past. Original. 12,500 first printing.

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HEATHER NEFF is a professor of literature of the African diaspora and the author of the novels Blackgammon, Wisdom, and Accident of Birth (Harlem Moon).

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307529558
Subtitle:
A Novel
Publisher:
Harlem Moon/Broadway Books
Author:
Neff, Heather
Author:
Heather Neff
Subject:
Fiction : General
Subject:
General
Subject:
Mothers and sons
Subject:
Americans
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Racially mixed people
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20050705
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
225

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"Synopsis" by , HEATHER NEFF is a professor of literature of the African diaspora and the
"Synopsis" by , After the death of his father, an alcoholic and abusive jazz musician, Abel Crofton leaves his home in Harlem to journey to the Netherlands to the town of Haarlem in search of the Dutch mother he has never known, joining forces with Sopie, a Dutch-Caribbean waitress, to uncover startling secrets about his family and his father's past. Original. 12,500 first printing.
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