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The Resource John Henry Days : a novel, Colson Whitehead

John Henry Days : a novel, Colson Whitehead

Label
John Henry Days : a novel
Title
John Henry Days
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Colson Whitehead
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Awards note
Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, 2002 ; Black Caucus of the American Library Association Literary Award, 2002.
Cataloging source
AKD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Whitehead, Colson
Dewey number
FIC
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • PS3573.H4768
  • PS3573.H4768
LC item number
  • J64*
  • J64 2002
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Henry, John
  • African American journalists
  • West Virginia
  • Race relations
  • Racism
  • Festivals
Target audience
adult
Label
John Henry Days : a novel, Colson Whitehead
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Originally published in hardcover in the United States by Doubleday, a division of Penguin Random House, LLC, New York, in 2001"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Part one: Terminal city -- Part two: Motor lodge nocturne -- Part three: On the effects of country air -- Part four: Steeldriving theory of life -- Part five: Adding verses
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Anchor books edition.
Extent
389 pages
Isbn
9780385498203
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 49887042
  • (OCoLC)49887042
Label
John Henry Days : a novel, Colson Whitehead
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Originally published in hardcover in the United States by Doubleday, a division of Penguin Random House, LLC, New York, in 2001"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Part one: Terminal city -- Part two: Motor lodge nocturne -- Part three: On the effects of country air -- Part four: Steeldriving theory of life -- Part five: Adding verses
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Anchor books edition.
Extent
389 pages
Isbn
9780385498203
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 49887042
  • (OCoLC)49887042

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