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Whitehead, Colson 1969-

Overview
Works: 77 works in 524 publications in 14 languages and 23,724 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Historical fiction  History  Humorous fiction  Horror fiction  Bildungsromans  Alternative histories (Fiction)  Detective and mystery fiction  Satire  Psychological fiction 
Roles: Author, win, Author of introduction, wpr
Classifications: PS3573.H4768, 813.54
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The underground railroad : a novel by Colson Whitehead( Book )

82 editions published between 2016 and 2019 in 12 languages and held by 5,335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. When Caesar, a recent arrival from Virginia, tells her about the Underground Railroad, they decide to take a terrifying risk and escape. Though they manage to find a station and head north, they are being hunted. Their first stop is South Carolina, in a city that initially seems like a haven. But the city's placid surface masks an insidious scheme designed for its black denizens. And even worse: Ridgeway, the relentless slave catcher, is close on their heels. Forced to flee again, Cora embarks on a harrowing flight, state by state, seeking true freedom"--Publisher's description
Zone one : a novel by Colson Whitehead( Book )

30 editions published between 2011 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 2,498 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 )

42 editions published between 2009 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 2,341 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 )

54 editions published between 2001 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 1,779 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 )

40 editions published between 1999 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 1,768 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
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead( Recording )

30 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 1,499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. Life is hell for all the slaves, but especially bad for Cora; an outcast even among her fellow Africans. When Caesar, a recent arrival from Virginia, tells her about the Underground Railroad, they decide to take a terrifying risk and escape. Matters do not go as planned--Cora kills a young white boy who tries to capture her. Though they manage to find a station and head north, they are being hunted. In Colson Whitehead's ingenious conception, the Underground Railroad is no mere metaphor--engineers and conductors operate a secret network of tracks and tunnels beneath the Southern soil. Cora and Caesar's first stop is South Carolina, in a city that initially seems like a haven. But the city's placid surface masks an insidious scheme designed for its black denizens. And even worse: Ridgeway, the relentless slave catcher, is close on their heels. Forced to flee again, Cora embarks on a harrowing flight, state by state, seeking true freedom
Apex hides the hurt by Colson Whitehead( Book )

36 editions published between 2006 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 1,297 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
The colossus of New York by Colson Whitehead( )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Colson Whitehead presents a series of personal memories, vignettes, and meditations focusing on New York City
Apex hides the hurt by Colson Whitehead( )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 620 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 )

12 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 521 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 intuitionist by Colson Whitehead( )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 509 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( )

12 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and German and held by 457 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 by Paul Theroux( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an anthology of the best travel writing published in 2013, selected from magazines, newspapers, and web sites
El ferrocarril subterráneo by Colson Whitehead( Book )

7 editions published in 2017 in Spanish and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Una renovada visión de la esclavitud donde se mezclan leyenda y realidad y que oculta una historia universal: la de la lucha por escapar al propio destino. Cora es una joven esclava de una plantación de algodón en Georgia. Abandonada por su madre, vive sometida a la crueldad de sus amos. Cuando César, un joven de Virginia, le habla del ferrocarril subterráneo, ambos deciden iniciar una arriesgada huida hacia el Norte para conseguir la libertad. El ferrocarril subterráneo convierte en realidad una fábula de la época e imagina una verdadera red de estaciones clandestinas unidas por raíles subterráneos que cruzan el país. En su huida, Cora recorrerá los diferentes estados, y en cada parada se encontrará un mundo completamente diferente, mientras acumula decepciones en el transcurso de una bajada a los infiernos de la condición humana... Aun así, también habrá destellos de humanidad que le harán mantener la esperanza. Whitehead nos brinda una historia universal, onírica y a la vez brutalmente realista, sobre la libertad y las ilusiones truncadas, que nos habla de la fuerza sobrehumana que emerge ante la determinación de cambiar el propio destino."--Amazon.com
Agony by Mark Beyer( Book )

6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amy and Jordan are just like us: hoping for the best, even when things go from bad to worse. They are menaced by bears, beheaded by ghosts, and hunted by the cops, but still they struggle on, bickering and reconciling, scraping together the rent and trying to find a decent movie. It's the perfect solace for anxious modern minds, courtesy of one of the great innovators of American comics. Now if only Amy's skin would grow back
John Henry Days by Colson Whitehead( Recording )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in English and held by 134 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 noble hustle : poker, beef jerky, and death by Colson Whitehead( )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Noble Hustle is Pulitzer finalist Colson Whitehead's hilarious memoir of his search for meaning at high stakes poker tables, which the author describes as " Eat, Pray, Love for depressed shut-ins." On one level, The Noble Hustle is a familiar species of participatory journalism--a longtime neighborhood poker player, Whitehead was given a $10,000 stake and an assignment from the online online magazine Grantland to see how far he could get in the World Series of Poker. But since it stems from the astonishing mind of Colson Whitehead (MacArthur Award-endorsed!), the book is a brilliant, hilarious, weirdly profound, and ultimately moving portrayal of--yes, it sounds overblown and ridiculous, but really!--the human condition. After weeks of preparation that included repeated bus trips to glamorous Atlantic City, and hiring a personal trainer to toughen him up for sitting at twelve hours a stretch, the author journeyed to the gaudy wonderland that is Las Vegas -- the world's greatest "Leisure Industrial Complex"--To try his luck in the multi-million dollar tournament. Hobbled by his mediocre playing skills and a lifelong condition known as "anhedonia" (the inability to experience pleasure) Whitehead did not -- spoiler alert! - win tens of millions of dollars. But he did chronicle his progress, both literal and existential, in this unbelievably funny, uncannily accurate 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 colossus of New York : a city in thirteen parts by Colson Whitehead( Book )

22 editions published between 2003 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Persoonlijk getinte schets van het leven in de stad New York
The intuitionist by Colson Whitehead( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 19 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 hides the hurt by Colson Whitehead( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 18 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
 
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Sag Harbor : a novelJohn Henry Days : a novelThe intuitionistApex hides the hurtThe colossus of New YorkSag HarborThe colossus of New York : a city in thirteen parts
Alternative Names
Colson Whitehead Amerikaans schrijver

Colson Whitehead amerikansk författare

Colson Whitehead amerikansk skribent

Colson Whitehead écrivain américain

Colson Whitehead escriptor

Colson Whitehead novelist

Colson Whitehead novelista

Colson Whitehead scrittore statunitense

Colson Whitehead US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller

Whitehead, Colson

Колсон Вайтхед американський письменник

וויטהד, קולסון, 1969-

ויטהד, קולסון, 1969-

كولسون وايتهيد

کلسن وایتهد نویسنده آمریکایی

화이트헤드, 콜슨 1969-

コルソン・ホワイトヘッド

ホワイトヘッド, コルソン

科爾森·懷特黑德

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