Colson Whitehead

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The Intuitionist

Colson Whitehead

As two factions at the Department of Elevator Inspectors--the Empiricists and the Intuitionists--wage war on each other, Intuitionist Lila Mae, the first black elevator inspector, faces bedlam when an elevator freefalls on her watch a...

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Published: Jan 2000

The Noble Hustle: Poker, Beef Jerky a...

Colson Whitehead

An NPR Best Book of the YearIn 2011, Grantland magazine gave bestselling novelist Colson Whitehead $10,000 to play at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas. It was the assignment of a lifetime, except for one hitch—he'd never playe...

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Published: Mar 2015

The Underground Railroad: A Novel

Colson Whitehead

Winner of the Pulitzer PrizeWinner of the National Book AwardWinner of the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in FictionLonglisted for the Man Booker PrizeWinner of the Arthur C. Clarke AwardFinalist for the Dayton Literary Peace Pr...

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Published: Jan 2018

John Henry Days

Colson Whitehead

On assignment for a travel Web site, J. Sutter, a young African-American freelance journalist, heads for West Virginia to cover the "John Henry Days" festival in honor of the new U.S. postage stamp honoring John Henry and di...

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Published: May 2002

The Nickel Boys

Colson Whitehead

WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR Time, Esquire, The Washington Post, The Guardian, Slate, NPR, Entertainment Weekly, Vox, Variety, Christian Science Monitor, The Minneapolis Star Tribune, The Dallas Mo...

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Published: Jul 2020

Apex Hides the Hurt

Colson Whitehead

With a keen sense of irony, the author gives no name to this novel's protagonist, who works as a nomenclature specialist--i.e., he develops names for products. After a triumphant campaign for Apex bandages (which come in every possibl...

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Published: Jan 2007

Zone One

Colson Whitehead

A pandemic has devastated the planet, sorting humanity into two types: the uninfected and the infected, the living and the living dead. After the worst of the plague is over, armed forces stationed in Chinatown's Fort Wonton have succ...

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Published: Jul 2012

Sag Harbor

Colson Whitehead

From the award-winning author of John Henry Days and The Intuitionist: a tender, hilarious, and supremely original novel about coming-of-age in the 80s. Benji Cooper is one of the few black students at an elite prep school in Manhatt...

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Published: Jun 2010
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