Harlem Summer

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Walter Dean Myers

Narrated By: Brandon Gill

Publisher: Recorded Books

Date: December 2013

Duration: 3 hours 54 minutes


Myers is at his clever best in this witty and action-packed, coming-of-age story of a teenager's summer during the Harlem Renaissance and his run-ins with famous gangsters, writers, and musicians.

It's 1925 and Mark Purvis is a 16-yr-old with a summer to kill. He'd rather jam with his jazz band (they need the practice), but is urged by his parents to get a job. As an assistant at The Crisis, a magazine for the ""new Negro,"" Mark rubs shoulders with Langston Hughes and Countee Cullen. He's invited to a party at Alfred Knopf's place. He's making money, but not enough, and when piano player Fats Waller entices him and his buddies to make some fast cash, Mark finds himself crossing the gangster Dutch Schultz.


Harlem Summer

by Walter Dean Myers

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Harlem Summer, Walter Dean Myers