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Description - John Henry Days by Colson Whitehead

'John Henry Days' is a novel of extraordinary scope and mythic power. Recognised as one of the novels of 2001, it establishes Colson Whitehead as one of the pre-eminent young American writers of our time. Building the railways that made America, John Henry died with a hammer in his hand moments after competing against a steam drill in a battle of endurance. The story of his death made him a legend. Over a century later, J. Sutter, a freelance journalist and accomplished expense account abuser, is sent to West Virginia to cover the launch of a new postage stamp at the first 'John Henry Days' festival. John Henry Days is a riveting portrait of America. Through a patchwork of interweaving histories Colson Whitehead triumphantly reveals how a nation creates its present through the stories it tells of its past.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781841155708
ISBN-10: 1841155705
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 25mm)
Pages: 400
Imprint: Fourth Estate Ltd
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publish Date: 1-Jun-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Colson Whitehead

Colson Whitehead was born in New York in1969 and graduated from Harvard in 1991. His first novel, THE INTUITIONIST. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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