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Underground Railroad, Whitehead Colson



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Автор: Whitehead Colson
Название:  Underground Railroad   (Подземная железная дорога)
Издательство: Little, Brown
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ISBN: 0708898394
ISBN-13(EAN): 9780708898390
ISBN: 0-7088-9839-4
ISBN-13(EAN): 978-0-7088-9839-0
Обложка/Формат: Hardback
Страницы: 320
Вес: 0.554 кг.
Дата издания: 06.10.2016
Размер: 234 X 153 X 32
Читательская аудитория: General (us: trade)
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Поставляется из: Англии
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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Автор: Colson Whitehead
Название: The Underground Railroad
ISBN: 0708898408 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780708898406
Издательство: Little, Brown
Цена: 836 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: Colson Whitehead
Название: The Underground Railroad
ISBN: 0708898408 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780708898406
Издательство: Little, Brown
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Цена: 836 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

Sag harbor

Автор: Colson Whitehead
Название: Sag harbor
ISBN: 0385527659 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780385527651
Издательство: Random House (USA)
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Описание: The warm, funny, and supremely original new novel from one of the most acclaimed writers in America
The year is 1985. Benji Cooper is one of the only black students at an elite prep school in Manhattan. He spends his falls and winters going to roller-disco bar mitzvahs, playing too much Dungeons and Dragons, and trying to catch glimpses of nudity on late-night cable TV. After a tragic mishap on his first day of high school—when Benji reveals his deep enthusiasm for the horror movie magazine Fangoria—his social doom is sealed for the next four years.
But every summer, Benji escapes to the Hamptons, to Sag Harbor, where a small community of African American professionals have built a world of their own. Because their parents come out only on weekends, he and his friends are left to their own devices for three glorious months. And although he’s just as confused about this all-black refuge as he is about the white world he negotiates the rest of the year, he thinks that maybe this summer things will be different. If all goes according to plan, that is.
There will be trials and tribulations, of course. There will be complicated new handshakes to fumble through, and state-of-the-art profanity to master. He will be tested by contests big and small, by his misshapen haircut (which seems to have a will of its own), by the New Coke Tragedy of ’85, and by his secret Lite FM addiction. But maybe, with a little luck, things will turn out differently this summer.
In this deeply affectionate and fiercely funny coming-of-age novel, Whitehead—using the perpetual mortification of teenage existence and the desperate quest for reinvention—lithely probes the elusive nature of identity, both personal and communal.

Underground Railroad

Автор: Whitehead Colson
Название: Underground Railroad
ISBN: 0708898378 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780708898376
Издательство: Little, Brown
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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

Zone One

Автор: Colson Whitehead
Название: Zone One
ISBN: 0099570149 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780099570141
Издательство: Random House
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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 Colossus of New York

Автор: Whitehead, Colson
Название: The Colossus of New York
ISBN: 1400031249 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781400031245
Издательство: Random House (USA)
Цена: 1026 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.

John Henry Days

Автор: Whitehead, Colson
Название: John Henry Days
ISBN: 0385498209 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780385498203
Издательство: Random House (USA)
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Цена: 1026 р.
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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.

The Intuitionist

Автор: Whitehead, Colson
Название: The Intuitionist
ISBN: 0385493002 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780385493000
Издательство: Random House (USA)
Цена: 1026 р.
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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.

Colossus of New York, The

Автор: Colson Whitehead
Название: Colossus of New York, The
ISBN: 0007164017 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780007164011
Издательство: HarperCollins UK
Цена: 1195 р.
Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.

Описание: The novelist Colson Whitehead re-creates the exuberance, the chaos, the promise, and the heartbreak of New York. In this portrait of the greatest of cities, Colson Whitehead conveys with immediacy the feelings and thoughts of longtime residents and of newcomers who dream of making it their home. His style, a series of vignettes, meditations, and personal memories, is as multi-layered and multifarious as New York itself. There is a funny, knowing riff on what it feels like to arrive there for the first time; a lyrical meditation on how the city is transformed by an unexpected rain shower; while another captures those magical moments when the city seems to be talking directly to you, inviting you to become one with its rhythms.

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: 1471 р.
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Zone One

Автор: Whitehead, Colson
Название: Zone One
ISBN: 1846555981 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781846555985
Издательство: Random House
Цена: 1151 р.
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Описание: In this wry take on the post-apocalyptic horror novel, a pandemic has devastated the planet. The plague has sorted humanity into two types: the uninfected and the infected, the living and the living dead.
Now the plague is receding, and Americans are busy rebuild-ing civilization under orders from the provisional govern-ment based in Buffalo. Their top mission: the resettlement of Manhattan. Armed forces have successfully reclaimed the island south of Canal Street--aka Zone One--but pockets of plague-ridden squatters remain. While the army has eliminated the most dangerous of the infected, teams of civilian volunteers are tasked with clearing out a more innocuous variety--the "malfunctioning" stragglers, who exist in a catatonic state, transfixed by their former lives.
Mark Spitz is a member of one of the civilian teams work-ing in lower Manhattan. Alternating between flashbacks of Spitz's desperate fight for survival during the worst of the outbreak and his present narrative, the novel unfolds over three surreal days, as it depicts the mundane mission of straggler removal, the rigors of Post-Apocalyptic Stress Disorder, and the impossible job of coming to grips with the fallen world.
And then things start to go wrong.
Both spine chilling and playfully cerebral, "Zone One" bril-liantly subverts the genre's conventions and deconstructs the zombie myth for the twenty-first century.

"From the Hardcover edition."

Zone One

Автор: Whitehead Colson
Название: Zone One
ISBN: 0385528078 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780385528078
Издательство: Random House (USA)
Цена: 1663 р.
Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.

Описание: In this wry take on the post-apocalyptic horror novel, a pandemic has devastated the planet. The plague has sorted humanity into two types: the uninfected and the infected, the living and the living dead.

Now the plague is receding, and Americans are busy rebuild-ing civilization under orders from the provisional govern-ment based in Buffalo. Their top mission: the resettlement of Manhattan. Armed forces have successfully reclaimed the island south of Canal Street--aka Zone One--but pockets of plague-ridden squatters remain. While the army has eliminated the most dangerous of the infected, teams of civilian volunteers are tasked with clearing out a more innocuous variety--the "malfunctioning" stragglers, who exist in a catatonic state, transfixed by their former lives.

Mark Spitz is a member of one of the civilian teams work-ing in lower Manhattan. Alternating between flashbacks of Spitz's desperate fight for survival during the worst of the outbreak and his present narrative, the novel unfolds over three surreal days, as it depicts the mundane mission of straggler removal, the rigors of Post-Apocalyptic Stress Disorder, and the impossible job of coming to grips with the fallen world.

And then things start to go wrong.

Both spine chilling and playfully cerebral, Zone One bril-liantly subverts the genre's conventions and deconstructs the zombie myth for the twenty-first century.

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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Цена: 1026 р.
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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


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