glassesoftears

Two twenty-something New Yorkers. Seth is awkward and shy. Carter is the glamorous heir to one of America's great fortunes. They have one thing in common: an obsession with music. Seth is desperate to cling on to the future. Carter is slipping back into the past. When Seth accidentally records an unknown singer in a park, Carter sends it out over the internet, claiming it's a long lost 1920's blues recording by a musician called Charlie Shaw. When an old collector contacts them to say that their fake record and their fake bluesman are actually real, the two young white men, accompanied by Carter's troubled sister Leonie, spiral into the heart of the nation's darkness, encountering a suppressed history of greed, envy, revenge and exploitation. White Tears is a ghost story, a terrifying murder mystery, a timely meditation on race and a love letter to all the forgotten geniuses of American music.

White Tears is a ghost story, a terrifying murder mystery, a timely meditation on race and a love letter to all the forgotten geniuses of American music.

Forthcoming from Knopf (March 2017) and Hamish Hamilton (April 2017)