Apex Hides the Hurt

Author(s): Colson Whitehead
Imprint: Griot Audio
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (5.82 hours)
Product Number: Z01393
Released: Mar 28, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781461813798
Narrator/s: Peter Jay Fernandez
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Best-selling author Colson Whitehead has been a finalist for numerous prestigious honors, including the Pulitzer Prize. His works are lauded for their insight into the state of race in America. Here, a small Midwestern town is having an identity crisis-should they have a new techno-savvy name or a name honoring the freedmen who founded the town? Or is the current name just fine? They call in a professional naming consultant, famous for naming Apex bandages-guaranteed to match any skin color. But even he is losing his faith in monikers.


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Apex Hides the Hurt
Product Number: BX00000685
Product Number:Z01393
Product Number:C3670

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Author(s): Colson Whitehead
Narrator(s): Peter Jay Fernandez
Product Number C3670
Released: May 02, 2007
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781419387128
Author(s): Colson Whitehead
Product Number EB00148117
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: #9780307279781

Professional reviews

"Peter Jay Fernandez brings a detached, ironic reading to Whitehead's existential consideration of identity in matters both trivial and deadly serious. Whitehead's unnamed protagonist is an African-American "nomenclature consultant." He names stuff, which, we are led to believe, is the first and most essential step in marketing. He has been hired to help a middle-American town come up with a new name for itself. Should the name reflect its history, the future some want to embrace, or the status quo? Whitehead's parable demonstrates the power of language to manipulate, soothe, and occasionally resonate. With wit and deft timing, Fernandez makes certain that the author's paradoxes are fully realized. M.O. (c) AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine"

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