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Colson Whitehead was awarded Pulitzer Prizes for his last two novels, The Underground Railroad and The Nickel Boys. Chris Close/Penguin Random House hide caption

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Colson Whitehead Returns To His Home Turf With 'Harlem Shuffle'

Whitehead says his latest novel was inspired by his love of heist movies. The story centers on a furniture store owner who has a side hustle trafficking in stolen goods.

Colson Whitehead was awarded Pulitzer Prizes for his last two novels, The Underground Railroad and The Nickel Boys. Chris Close/Penguin Random House hide caption

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Colson Whitehead Returns To His Home Turf With 'Harlem Shuffle'

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In Blue Bayou, Kathy (Alicia Vikander), Jessie (Sydney Kowalske) and Antonio (Justin Chon) face an uncertain future when Antonio becomes threatened with deportation. Focus Features hide caption

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'Blue Bayou' Devastates With A Story Of A Stepfather Facing Deportation

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