The Drift

The Drift

Book - 2002 | First edition.
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He was Charles Harmon, a black man "living white" and living well--beautiful wife, German car, big house--in an upper-upper-middle-class suburb of Los Angeles. He is Brain Nigger Charlie, a train tramp eking out a ragged existence on the railroads, leaning on drugs to keep him from thinking about everything he had, everything his creeping dementia has forced him to run from. Charlie's been asked a desperate favor: find the seventeen-year-old niece of the man who taught him how to survive the rails--a girl lost somewhere on the High Line, the "corridors of racist hate" along the tracks of the Pacific Northwest. Charlie has little hope of finding her alive, but the request is an obligation he can't refuse. The search is a twisted trail that leads from Iowa to Washington State, mixing lies and deceit, hate and hopelessness, and brutal, stubbornly unsolved murders. All of which Charlie is prepared to meet in kind. What he isn't prepared for is a path that will eventually lead him back to what he thought no longer existed--his own humanity--though the toll may turn out to be his life. At once stunningly visceral and psychologically complex, furiously paced and deeply empathic, The Drift is John Ridley's most ambitious, most galvanizing novel yet. From the Hardcover edition.
Publisher: New York : Knopf, 2002.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780375411823
0375411828
Branch Call Number: RID
Characteristics: 269 pages, 7 unnumbered pages ;,24 cm

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