John Henry Days

John Henry Days

A Novel

Book - 2001
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From the #1  New York Times  bestselling author of  The Underground Railroad

Colson Whitehead's triumphant 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.
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, 2001
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780385498203
9780385498197
0385498195
Branch Call Number: F
Characteristics: 389 pages ;,25 cm

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Dec 06, 2007

Finalist of the 2002 Pulitzer prize for fiction.

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