John Henry Days

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Description

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.

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Weight0.6 lbs
Dimensions8.0 × 5.2 × 0.8 in
Book Author

Date Published

May 14, 2002

Format

Paperback

Language

English

Pages

400

Publisher

Anchor

Year Published

2002

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