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John Henry Days, Colson Whitehead



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Автор: Colson Whitehead
Название:  John Henry Days   (Дни Джона Генри)
Издательство: HarperCollins UK
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ISBN: 1841155705
ISBN-13(EAN): 9781841155708
Обложка/Формат: Paperback
Страницы: 400
Вес: 0.285 кг.
Дата издания: 05.06.2002
Серия: Fiction paperbacks
Издание: New ed
Размер: 197 x 129 x 24
Читательская аудитория: General (us: trade)
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Поставляется из: Англии
Описание: This novel is set around the first John Henry Days festival which marks the launch of a stamp commemorating John Henry. Cut to the late 1800s and the story of John Henry himself, in which the industrial age mirrors the digital age and in which bigotry exposes the racism of the late 20th Century.
Дополнительное описание: Кол-во стр.: 400
Формат: 197 x 129
Дата издания: 2002
Вес: 270
Круг читателей: general





Автор: Colson Whitehead
Название: The Underground Railroad
ISBN: 0708898408 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780708898406
Издательство: Little, Brown
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Цена: от 711 р.
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Описание: From prize-winning, bestselling author Colson Whitehead, a magnificent, wrenching, thrilling tour de force chronicling a young slave`s adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South

Автор: Whitehead Colson
Название: Underground Railroad
ISBN: 0708898394 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780708898390
Издательство: Little, Brown
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Цена: 1524 р.
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Описание: From prize-winning, bestselling author Colson Whitehead, a magnificent, wrenching, thrilling tour de force chronicling a young slave`s adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South

John Henry Days

Автор: Whitehead, Colson
Название: John Henry Days
ISBN: 0385498209 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780385498203
Издательство: Random House (USA)
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Описание: From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Underground Railroad
Colson Whitehead's eagerly awaited and triumphantly acclaimed new 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.

Zone One

Автор: Colson Whitehead
Название: Zone One
ISBN: 0099570149 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780099570141
Издательство: Random House - Penguin
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Цена: 897 р.
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Описание: A pandemic has devastated the planet, sorting humanity into two types: the uninfected and the infected, the living and the living dead. The worst of the plague is now past, and Manhattan is slowly being resettled.

The Noble Hustle: Poker, Beef Jerky and Death

Автор: Whitehead Colson
Название: The Noble Hustle: Poker, Beef Jerky and Death
ISBN: 0345804333 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780345804334
Издательство: Random House (USA)
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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Underground Railroad

In 2011, Grantland magazine gave bestselling novelist Colson Whitehead $10,000 to play at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas. It was the assignment of a lifetime, except for one hitch--he'd never played in a casino tournament before. With just six weeks to train, our humble narrator took the Greyhound to Atlantic City to learn the ways of high-stakes Texas Hold'em.
Poker culture, he discovered, is marked by joy, heartbreak, and grizzled veterans playing against teenage hotshots weaned on Internet gambling. Not to mention the not-to-be overlooked issue of coordinating Port Authority bus schedules with your kid's drop-off and pickup at school. Finally arriving in Vegas for the multimillion-dollar tournament, Whitehead brilliantly details his progress, both literal and existential, through the event's antes and turns, through its gritty moments of calculation, hope, and spectacle. Entertaining, ironic, and strangely profound, this epic search for meaning at the World Series of Poker is a sure bet.
An NPR Best Book of the Year

Apex Hides the Hurt

Автор: Whitehead, Colson
Название: Apex Hides the Hurt
ISBN: 1400031265 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781400031269
Издательство: Random House (USA)
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This New York Times Notable Book from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Underground Railroad is a brisk, comic tour de force about identity, history, and the adhesive bandage industry.

The town of Winthrop has decided it needs a new name. The resident software millionaire wants to call it New Prospera; the mayor wants to return to the original choice of the founding black settlers; and the town's aristocracy sees no reason to change the name at all. What they need, they realize, is a nomenclature consultant. And, it turns out, the consultant needs them. But in a culture overwhelmed by marketing, the name is everything and our hero's efforts may result in not just a new name for the town but a new and subtler truth about it as well.

The Intuitionist

Автор: Whitehead, Colson
Название: The Intuitionist
ISBN: 0385493002 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780385493000
Издательство: Random House (USA)
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Описание: This debut novel by the Pulitzer-Prize winning author of The Underground Railroad wowed critics and readers everywhere and marked the debut of an important American writer.
It is a time of calamity in a major metropolitan city's Department of Elevator Inspectors, and Lila Mae Watson, the first black female elevator inspector in the history of the department, is at the center of it. There are two warring factions within the department: the Empiricists, who work by the book and dutifully check for striations on the winch cable and such; and the Intuitionists, who are simply able to enter the elevator cab in question, meditate, and intuit any defects.
Lila Mae is an Intuitionist and, it just so happens, has the highest accuracy rate in the entire department. But when an elevator in a new city building goes into total freefall on Lila Mae's watch, chaos ensues. It's an election year in the Elevator Guild, and the good-old-boy Empiricists would love nothing more than to assign the blame to an Intuitionist. But Lila Mae is never wrong.
The sudden appearance of excerpts from the lost notebooks of Intuitionism's founder, James Fulton, has also caused quite a stir. The notebooks describe Fulton's work on the "black box," a perfect elevator that could reinvent the city as radically as the first passenger elevator did when patented by Elisha Otis in the nineteenth century. When Lila Mae goes underground to investigate the crash, she becomes involved in the search for the portions of the notebooks that are still missing and uncovers a secret that will change her life forever.

The Colossus of New York

Автор: Whitehead, Colson
Название: The Colossus of New York
ISBN: 1400031249 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781400031245
Издательство: Random House (USA)
Цена: 1094 р.
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Описание: In a dazzlingly original work of nonfiction, the Pulitzer-Prize winning author of The Underground Railroad recreates the exuberance, the chaos, the promise, and the heartbreak of New York. Here is a literary love song that will entrance anyone who has lived in--or spent time--in the greatest of American cities.

A masterful evocation of the city that never sleeps, The Colossus of New York captures the city's inner and outer landscapes in a series of vignettes, meditations, and personal memories. Colson Whitehead conveys with almost uncanny immediacy the feelings and thoughts of longtime residents and of newcomers who dream of making it their home; of those who have conquered its challenges; and of those who struggle against its cruelties.
Whitehead's style is as multilayered and multifarious as New York itself: Switching from third person, to first person, to second person, he weaves individual voices into a jazzy musical composition that perfectly reflects the way we experience the city. There is a funny, knowing riff on what it feels like to arrive in New York for the first time; a lyrical meditation on how the city is transformed by an unexpected rain shower; and a wry look at the ferocious battle that is commuting. The plaintive notes of the lonely and dispossessed resound in one passage, while another captures those magical moments when the city seems to be talking directly to you, inviting you to become one with its rhythms.
The Colossus of New York is a remarkable portrait of life in the big city. Ambitious in scope, gemlike in its details, it is at once an unparalleled tribute to New York and the ideal introduction to one of the most exciting writers working today.

Apex Hides the Hurt

Автор: Whitehead, Colson
Название: Apex Hides the Hurt
ISBN: 038550795X ISBN-13(EAN): 9780385507950
Издательство: Random House (USA)
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Цена: 1569 р.
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The Intuitionist

Автор: Colson Whitehead
Название: The Intuitionist
ISBN: 0708898475 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780708898475
Издательство: Little, Brown
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Цена: от 914 р.
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Описание: The marvellously inventive, genre-bending, noir-inflected debut novel from the author of The Underground Railroad.

Sag Harbor

Автор: Whitehead, Colson
Название: Sag Harbor
ISBN: 1846552540 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781846552540
Издательство: Random House - Penguin
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Цена: 1076 р.
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Описание: It`s 1985. Benji, the son of a lawyer and a doctor, is one of the only black kids at an elite prep school in Manhattan. He spends much of the year going to roller disco bar mitzvahs and trying desperately to find a social group that will accept him. But every summer, Benji and his brother Reggie escape to Sag Harbor on Long Island.

Underground Railroad

Автор: Whitehead Colson
Название: Underground Railroad
ISBN: 0708898378 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780708898376
Издательство: Little, Brown
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Цена: 1422 р.
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Описание: From prize-winning, bestselling author Colson Whitehead, a magnificent, wrenching, thrilling tour de force chronicling a young slave`s adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South


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