Persia Walker busts on the literary scene burnin' rubber and smokin' with her debut novel, Harlem Redux, a multi-faceted fictional tapestry. Harlem Redux is an absorbing history lesson, an intriguing mystery, and a leisurely review of 1920's Harlem society -- the decade in which Langston Hughes stated, "the Negro was in vogue". This engrossing and stylish novel also serves as an introduction to Persia Walker, an exciting new voice in literature.
David McKay returns to his Harlem home, after a four-year self-imposed exile, upon learning of his sister Lilian's suicide. David is not willing to accept the party line that his sister died by her own hand. He is soon confronted with secrets that rise from the darkness like nightmares. David must also determine what role the sudden appearance and subsequent disappearance of Lilian's twin Gem, played in her death. In discovering the circumstances behind Lilian's death, David comes face to face with a few secrets of his own. A writer once said, "O, what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive", and in David's case, the web is being fashioned as a noose, drawing tightly around his neck.
Harlem Redux is a wonderful novel.