John Henry Days

Product Number: EB00148419
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780307486677
Publisher: Anchor
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Description

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.

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Author(s): Colson Whitehead
Original Publish Date: Jun 03, 2009

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CD
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Author(s): Colson Whitehead
Narrator(s): Peter Jay Fernandez
Product Number C1852
Released: Jul 23, 2002
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781402529412
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Author(s): Colson Whitehead
Narrator(s): Peter Jay Fernandez
Product Number Z09998
Released: Feb 01, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781490660967

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