Chester Himes A Rage in Harlem (Penguin Modern Classics)

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Jackson's woman has found him a foolproof way to make money - a technique for turning ten dollar bills into hundreds. But when the scheme somehow fails, Jackson is left broke, wanted by the police and desperately racing to get back both his money and his loving Imabelle. The first of Chester Himes's novels featuring the hardboiled Harlem detectives Coffin Ed Johnson and Grave Digger Jones, A Rage in Harlem has swagger, brutal humour, lurid violence, a hearse loaded with gold and a conman dressed as a Sister of Mercy. With a new Introduction by Luc Sante. (Quelle:'E-Buch Text/05.05.2011')
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    A Rage in Harlem (Penguin Modern Classics)
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    02. February 2015 um 17:42

    Imabelle überzeugt ihren Freund Jackson, der für einen Bestatter arbeitet, dass sie jemanden kennt, der auf wundersame Weise Geld vermehren kann 10 Dollarnoten werden in 100er verwandelt. Jackson klaut seinem Chef einige Dollar, doch es läuft einiges schief und bei der Explosion können Imabelle und der Zauberer flüchten, während Jackson von der Polizei gefasst wird. Der Marshall ist glücklicherweise bestechlich und Jackson schwört Rache. nicht nur will er sein Geld zurück, sondern auch sein Mädchen möchte er wieder haben. Dann läuft so einiges aus dem Ruder. Ein klassischer amerikanischer hardboiled Krimi, der nichts auslässt, der brutale Realität gnadenlos aufzeigt und weniger für sanfte Gemüter geeignet ist. Nicht unbedingt glaubwürdig und der tendenziellen Absurdität, aber in seinem Genre der noir crime fiction durchaus gelungen.

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