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Cotton Comes to Harlem

Cotton Comes to Harlem
Author: Chester Himes
ISBN 13: 9780394759999
ISBN 10: 394759990
Edition: Reissue
Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Publication Date: 1988-11-28
Format: Paperback
Pages: 160
List Price: $14.00

Black flim-flam man Deke O'Hara is no sooner out of Atlanta's state penitentiary than he's back on the streets working the scam of a lifetime. As sponsor of the Back-to-Africa movement he's counting on the big Harlem rally to produce a big collection--for his own private charity. But the take ($87,000) is hijacked by white gunmen and hidden in a bale of cotton that suddenly everyone wants to get his hands on. With Coffin Ed Johnson and Grave Digger Jones on everyone's trail and piecing together the complexity of the scheme, Cotton Comes to Harlem is one of Himes's hardest-hitting and most entertaining thrillers.