John Henry Days
By (author) Colson Whitehead
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John Henry Days by Colson Whitehead
Book DescriptionFrom the bestselling author of The Underground Railroad Colson Whitehead s eagerly awaited and triumphantly acclaimed new novel is on one level a multifaceted retelling of the story of John Henry, the black steel-driver who died outracing a machine designed to replace him. On another level it s the story of a disaffected, middle-aged black journalist on a mission to set a record for junketeering who attends the annual John Henry Days festival. It is also a high-velocity thrill ride through the tunnel where American legend gives way to American pop culture, replete with p. r. flacks, stamp collectors, blues men, and turn-of-the-century song pluggers. John Henry Days is an acrobatic, intellectually dazzling, and laugh-out-loud funny book that will be read and talked about for years to come."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780385498203
Paperback / softback
(206mm x 131mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Anchor Books
Publisher: Anchor Books
Publish Date: 14-May-2002
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Colson Whitehead
Underground Railroad, Paperback (October 2016)
From prize-winning, bestselling author Colson Whitehead, a magnificent, wrenching, thrilling tour de force chronicling a young slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South
Underground Railroad (Oprah's Book Club), Hardback (August 2016)
"Oprah's Book Club 2016 selection"--Sticker on jacket.
Agony, Paperback (April 2016)View all books by Colson Whitehead
Amy and Jordan are just like us: hoping for the best, even when things go from bad to worse. They are devoured by fish, beheaded by ghosts, menaced by bears, and hunted by the cops, but still they struggle on, bickering and reconciling, scraping together the rent and trying to find a decent movie.
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Author Biography - Colson Whitehead
Colson Whitehead s The Intuitionist, was one of the most highly praised and award-winning first novel of all time. Whitehead lives in Brooklyn, New York."
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