His cousin Freddie brought him on the heist one hot night in early June.Harlem Shuffle, Colson Whitehead, Bond Street Books 2021
Maybe it’s because protagonist Carney doesn’t seem to be connected to anything or anyone, even though he has a family he risks because of his illegal actions. Maybe it’s because of the time jumps, or the lack of distress. Carney does only legal things – o, he does illegal things now as well. Okay.
Whitehead’s writing still delivers, it just took me a very long time to focus on following the plot.