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Colson Whitehead
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Colson Whitehead is the New York Times bestselling author of Zone OneSag HarborThe IntuitionistJohn Henry DaysApex Hides the Hurt, and one collection of essays, The Colossus of New York. A Pulitzer Prize finalist, a recipient of a Whiting Writers’ Award and a MacArthur Fellowship, he lives in New York City.

www.colsonwhitehead.com

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Apex Hides the Hurt
A Novel
Written by Colson Whitehead


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: January 9, 2007
Price: $15.00

The town of Winthrop has decided it needs a new name. The resident software millionaire wants to call it New Prospera; the mayor wants to return to the original choice of the founding black settlers; and the town’s aristocracy sees no reason to change the name at all. What they need... Read more >
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Apex Hides the Hurt

Written by Colson Whitehead


Format: eBook
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: January 9, 2007
Price: $11.99

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The Colossus of New York

Written by Colson Whitehead


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: October 12, 2004
Price: $14.95

In a dazzlingly original work of nonfiction, the award-winning novelist Colson Whitehead re-creates the exuberance, the chaos, the promise, and the heartbreak of New York. Here is a literary love song that will entrance anyone who has lived in—or spent time—in the greatest of American cities.

A masterful evocation of the city... Read more >
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The Colossus of New York

Written by Colson Whitehead


Format: eBook, 176 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $11.99

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The Intuitionist
A Novel
Written by Colson Whitehead


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: January 4, 2000
Price: $15.95

Colson Whitehead's The Intuitionist wowed critics and readers everywhere and marked the debut of an important American writer. This marvellously inventive, genre-bending, noir-inflected novel, set in the curious world of elevator inspection, portrays a universe parallel to our own, where matters of morality, politics, and race reveal unexpected ironies.


"Ingenious and... Read more >
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The Intuitionist
A Novel
Written by Colson Whitehead


Format: eBook, 272 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: May 23, 2012
Price: $11.99

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John Henry Days

Written by Colson Whitehead


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: May 14, 2002
Price: $15.95

Winner of the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for Fiction

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... Read more >
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John Henry Days

Written by Colson Whitehead


Format: eBook, 400 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: June 3, 2009
Price: $11.99

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March 3, 2015
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The Noble Hustle
Poker, Beef Jerky and Death
Written by Colson Whitehead


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: March 3, 2015
Price: $15.00

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Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a hardcover.

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The Noble Hustle
Poker, Beef Jerky, and Death
Written by Colson Whitehead


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Doubleday
On Sale: May 6, 2014
Price: $24.95

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... Read more >
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The Noble Hustle
Poker, Beef Jerky, and Death
Written by Colson Whitehead


Format: eBook, 256 pages
Publisher: Doubleday
On Sale: May 6, 2014
Price: $12.99

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Sag Harbor

Written by Colson Whitehead


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: June 15, 2010
Price: $15.95

From the award-winning author of John Henry Days and The Intuitionist: a tender, hilarious, and supremely original novel about coming-of-age in the 80s.

Benji Cooper is one of the few black students at an elite prep school in Manhattan. But every summer, Benji escapes to the Hamptons, to Sag Harbor, where a... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

Sag Harbor
A Novel
Written by Colson Whitehead


Format: eBook, 288 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: April 28, 2009
Price: $11.99

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Zone One

Written by Colson Whitehead


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: July 10, 2012
Price: $15.00

A pandemic has devastated the planet, sorting humanity into two types: the uninfected and the infected, the living and the living dead. After the worst of the plague is over, armed forces stationed in Chinatown’s Fort Wonton have successfully reclaimed the island south of Canal Street—aka Zone One. Mark Spitz is... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a hardcover.

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Zone One
A Novel
Written by Colson Whitehead


Format: Hardcover, 272 pages
Publisher: Doubleday
On Sale: October 18, 2011
Price: $25.95

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.

Now the plague is receding, and Americans are busy rebuild­ing civilization under orders from the provisional govern­ment... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a trade paperback.

Zone One
A Novel
Written by Colson Whitehead


Format: eBook, 288 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: October 18, 2011
Price: $11.99

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