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“Funny and wise and sumptuously written . . . compelling.” —Jonathan Franzen, THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW

The introduction, discussion questions, suggested reading list, and author biography that follow are intended to enhance your groups discussion of Colson Whiteheads critically acclaimed new novel, John Henry Days.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780385498197
Subtitle:
(a novel )
Author:
Whitehead, Colson
Publisher:
Doubleday
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Race relations
Subject:
Racism
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Ficiton
Subject:
West virginia
Subject:
Afro-American journalists
Subject:
John henry
Subject:
African American journalists
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series Volume:
104-821
Publication Date:
c2001
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
389 p.
Dimensions:
9.57x6.42x1.24 in. 1.44 lbs.

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John Henry Days
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Product details 389 p. pages Doubleday Books - English 9780385498197 Reviews:
"Review A Day" by , "John Henry Days is daring, nervy, knowing, and smart. Like [DeLillo's] Underworld, it is a bristle of bricolage; but unlike that book, it gives off, despite its bulk, a curious fear of longevity, of entanglement. Its mode is generally filmic ? the rapidity of cutting seems more important than the depth of scenes, as if Whitehead were continually saying to himself, "Keep it moving, keep it moving!" (read the entire New Republic review)
"Review" by , "John Henry Days is funny and wise and sumptuously written....Again and again, you hit passages of wry and largehearted descriptive prose that are the clearest measure of Whitehead's achievement and promise as a writer."
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