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Whitehead, Colson 1969-

Overview
Works: 48 works in 258 publications in 8 languages and 14,988 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Satire  Psychological fiction  Horror tales  Suspense fiction  Local history 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3573.H4768, 813.54
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Zone one : a novel by Colson Whitehead( Book )
18 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mark Spitz and his squad of three "sweepers" move through Zone One of lower Manhattan, a walled-off enclave scheduled for resettlement in the aftermath of a zombie plague. The great masses of the undead have been violently dispatched by a Marine detachment. It falls to Spitz and his fellows to take care of the handful that remain, as well as a second-tier of the infected known as "stragglers": zombies who have bypassed the cannibalistic urges of their more lethal fellows in favor of a hollow-eyed, eerily nostalgic repetition of some mundane act
Sag Harbor : a novel by Colson Whitehead( Book )
29 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Benji, one of the only black kids at an elite prep school in Manhattan, tries desperately to fit in, but every summer, he and his brother, Reggie, escape to the East End of Sag Harbor, where a small community of African American professionals has built aworld of is own
John Henry Days : a novel by Colson Whitehead( Book )
38 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
E-journalist J. Sutter travels to West Virginia for the first John Henry Days celebration
The intuitionist by Colson Whitehead( Book )
27 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An elevator inspector becomes the center of controversy when an elevator crashes. The inspector, Lila Mae Watson, is a black woman who inspects by intuition, as opposed to visual observation, and now she must prove her method was not at fault. A study of society's attitude to technology and a debut in fiction
Apex hides the hurt by Colson Whitehead( Book )
24 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In search of a new name for their town, the Winthrop town council decides to hire a nomenclature consultant best known for his crowning achievement, Apex, a multicultural bandage that has revolutionized the adhesive bandage industry
Apex hides the hurt by Colson Whitehead( )
6 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A small Midwestern town is having an identity crisis--should they have a new techno-savvy name or a name honoring the freedmen who founded the town? Or is the current name just fine? They call in a professional naming consultant, famous for naming Apex bandages--guaranteed to match any skin color. But even he is losing his faith in monikers
Sag Harbor by Colson Whitehead( Recording )
10 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The year is 1985. Benji Cooper is one of the only black students at an elite prep school in Manhattan. After a tragic mishap on his first day of high school when Benji reveals his deep enthusiasm for the horror movie magazine Fangoria, his social doom is sealed for the next four years. But every summer, Benji escapes to the Hamptons, to Sag Harbor, where a small community of African American professionals have built a world of their own. And although he's just as confused about this all-black refuge as he is about the white world he negotiates the rest of the year, he thinks that maybe this summer things will be different
The colossus of New York by Colson Whitehead( )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In a tribute to his hometown, Colson Whitehead captures the essence of New York, using his thoughts on Central Park, the subway, Coney Island, the Brooklyn Bridge, and much more to bring the city to life
The intuitionist by Colson Whitehead( )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A black female elevator inspector must prove that her method of inspection by intuition, as opposed to visual observation, is not at fault when an elevator in a new city building crashes
Zone one [a novel] by Colson Whitehead( )
4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this wry take on the post-apocalyptic horror novel, a pandemic has devastated the planet. The plague has sorted humanity into two types: the uninfected and the infected, the living and the living dead
The best American travel writing ( Book )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents an anthology of the best travel writing published in 2014, selected from magazines, newspapers, and web sites
John Henry Days by Colson Whitehead( Recording )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Travelling into the backwoods of West Virginia to write a piece on the unveiling of the new John Henry postage stamp and the ensuing John Henry Days festival, freelance writer and professional junketeer J. Sutter continues his nearly record-setting, three-month junket binge. But when he begins to choke on a piece of prime rib at a press dinner, shadows from the past are summoned forth and he leaves the mountain a changed man
The colossus of New York a city in thirteen parts by Colson Whitehead( Recording )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Colson Whitehead presents a series of personal memories, vignettes, and meditations focusing on New York City
The noble hustle : poker, beef jerky, and death by Colson Whitehead( )
2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"I have a good poker face because I am half dead inside." So begins the hilarious and unexpectedly moving adventures of an amateur player who lucked into a seat at the biggest card game in town'the World Series of Poker. In 2011 Grantland magazine sent award-winning novelist Colson Whitehead to brave the harrowing, seven-day gauntlet of the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas. It was the assignment of a lifetime, except for one hitch'he'd never played in a casino tournament before. With just six weeks to train, our humble narrator plunged into the gritty subculture of high-stakes Texas Hold'em. There's poker here, sure, which means joy and heartbreak, grizzled cowboys from the game's golden age, and teenage hotshots weaned on internet gambling. Not to mention the overlooked problem of coordinating Atlantic City bus schedules with your kid's drop-off and pick-up at school. And then there's Vegas. In a world full of long shots and short odds, The Noble Hustle is a sure bet, a raucously funny social satire whose main target is the author himself. Whether you've been playing cards your whole life or have never picked up a hand, you're sure to agree that this book contains some of the best writing about beef jerky ever put to paper. From the Hardcover edition
The institutionist by Colson Whitehead( )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lila Mae Watson -- the first black female inspector in the world's tallest city -- has the highest performance rating of anyone in the Department of Elevator Services. This upsets her superiors because she inspects them simply by the feelings she gets by riding in them. When a brand new elevator crashes, she becomes caught in a conflict
Apex, ou, Le cache-blessure : roman by Colson Whitehead( Book )
2 editions published in 2008 in French and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Le protagoniste afro-américain, consultant pour une marque de sparadrap, quitte l'agence publicitaire qui l'employait à la suite d'une mystérieuse amputation d'un de ses orteils. Il est engagé comme consultant indépendant par la petite ville de Winthrop, bourgade provinciale qui connaît un essor inattendu et qui envisage de se rebaptiser New Prospera pour incarner le dynamisme du XXIe siècle
L'intuitionniste by Colson Whitehead( Book )
2 editions published in 2003 in French and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Analyse : Roman policier (énigme). Roman de société
Ballades pour John Henry by Colson Whitehead( Book )
2 editions published in 2005 in French and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Un ouvrier noir accepta, sur un chantier de percement de tunnel ferroviaire à la fin du XIXe siècle, de se livrer à un concours de terrassement l'opposant à une machine. L'homme mourut après avoir gagné et devint une légende. Que se passe-t-il, cent ans plus tard, pour ceux qui sont liés à cet homme et à cet événement ?
Der letzte Sommer auf Long Island : Roman by Colson Whitehead( Book )
6 editions published in 2011 in German and Undetermined and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jeden Sommer trifft sich auf dem Ferienparadies Long Island die New Yorker Mittelschicht. Wenn Benji und seine Freunde in der afroamerikanischen "Enklave" der Insel eintreffen, werden die neuen Klamotten, der neue Jargon, die neuen Songs diskutiert. Voll Wärme und Komik schildert Colson Whitehead einen ganzen Katalog der Kultur der achtziger Jahre, die Regeln und Riten der Gesellschaft und die Unschuld des Erwachsenwerdens. Sein stimmungsvoller Roman ist eine Liebeserklärung an einen paradiesischen Ort in Amerika - und zugleich ein präzises Porträt der schwarzen Mittelschichtjugend
Apex : Roman by Colson Whitehead( Book )
4 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in German and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Whitehead, Colson
Languages
English (174)
German (19)
French (12)
Italian (12)
Dutch (10)
Spanish (5)
Finnish (1)
Portuguese (1)
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