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John Henry Days : a novel

Author: Colson Whitehead
Publisher: London : 4th Estate, 2017. ©2001
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 4th Estate paperback editionView all editions and formats
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Building the railways that made America, John Henry died with a hammer in his hand moments after competing against a steam drill in a battle of endurance. The story of his death made him a legend. Over a century later, J. Sutter, a freelance journalist and accomplished expense account abuser, is sent to West Virginia to cover the launch of a new postage stamp at the first 'John Henry Days' festival.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Named Person: John Henry, (Legendary character); John Henry, (Legendary character)
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Colson Whitehead
ISBN: 9781841155708 1841155705
OCLC Number: 999399419
Description: 389 pages ; 20 cm
Responsibility: Colson Whitehead.

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From the author of `The Underground Railroad', Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, and Longlisted for the 2017 Man Booker Prize. `John Henry Days' is a novel of  Read more...

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`Funny and wise and sumptuously written.' Jonathan Franzen 'Blithely gifted...an ambitious, finely chiselled work.' John Updike 'Witty, acerbic and immensely compelling ...Whitehead Read more...

 
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