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John Henry Days: a novel

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Overview: 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
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subject_facetAfrican American journalists -- Fiction
African Americans -- Fiction
Henry, John -- (Legendary character) -- Fiction
John Henry (Legendary character) -- Fiction
Race relations -- Fiction
Racism -- Fiction
West Virginia -- Fiction
title_displayJohn Henry Days : a novel
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John Henry days [electronic resource] / Colson Whitehead
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African Americans
Fiction
Henry, John
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John Henry (Legendary character)
Literature
Race relations
Racism
Thriller