John Henry Days by Colson Whitehead

John Henry Days Paperback May 14 2002

By Colson Whitehead
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'John Henry Days' is a novel of extraordinary scope and mythic power. Recognised as one of the novels of 2001, it establishes Colson Whitehead as one of the pre-eminent young American writers of our time. Building the railways that made America, John Henry died with a hammer in his hand moments after competing against a steam drill in a battle of endurance. The story of his death made him a legend. Over a century later, J. Sutter, a freelance journalist and accomplished expense account abuser, is sent to West Virginia to cover the launch of a new postage stamp at the first 'John Henry Days' festival. John Henry Days is a riveting portrait of America. Through a patchwork of interweaving histories Colson Whitehead triumphantly reveals how a nation creates its present through the stories it tells of its past.

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Product Details

Format
Paperback
Publisher
Anchor Books
Publication date
May 14 2002
Language
English
Pages
400
ISBN-13
9780385498203
ISBN-10
0385498209
Weight
299g
Dimensions
131.0mm x 206.0mm

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