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John Henry Days: a novel
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New York, New York : Anchor Books, 2002.
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389 pages ; 21 cm.
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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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Edition:
First Anchor Books edition.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780385498203, 0385498209

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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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APA Citation (style guide)

Whitehead, C. (2002). John Henry Days: a novel. First Anchor Books edition. New York, New York: Anchor Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Whitehead, Colson, 1969-. 2002. John Henry Days: A Novel. New York, New York: Anchor Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Whitehead, Colson, 1969-, John Henry Days: A Novel. New York, New York: Anchor Books, 2002.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Whitehead, Colson. John Henry Days: A Novel. First Anchor Books edition. New York, New York: Anchor Books, 2002. Print.

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