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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
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • E-journalist J. Sutter travels to West Virginia for the first John Henry Days celebration
  • 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
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Whitehead, Colson
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3573.H4768
LC item number
J64 2001
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African American journalists
  • John Henry (Legendary character)
  • West Virginia
  • Race relations
  • Racism
  • African American journalists
  • John Henry (Legendary character)
  • Race relations
  • Racism
  • West Virginia
Label
John Henry Days : a novel, Colson Whitehead
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
637346
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition
Extent
389 pages
Isbn
9780385498203
Lccn
00043143
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 637346
  • (Sirsi) 637346
  • (OCoLC)44425402
  • (OCoLC)44425402
Label
John Henry Days : a novel, Colson Whitehead
Link
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
637346
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition
Extent
389 pages
Isbn
9780385498203
Lccn
00043143
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 637346
  • (Sirsi) 637346
  • (OCoLC)44425402
  • (OCoLC)44425402

Library Locations

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      15 Union Street, Manchester, MA, 01944, US
      42.5749735 -70.77138570000001
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