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The Resource John Henry Days : a novel, Colson Whitehead

John Henry Days : a novel, Colson Whitehead

Label
John Henry Days : a novel
Title
John Henry Days
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Colson Whitehead
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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. From the Trade Paperback edition
Summary
An assignment for a travel Web site takes J. Sutter, a young black journalist, to West Virginia for the first annual "John Henry Days" festival, where history and popular culture are juxtaposed as the real story of John Henry unfolds
Storyline
Character
Award
Booklist Editors' Choice, 2001.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
065132
Cataloging source
TEFOD
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
John Henry Days : a novel, Colson Whitehead
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=257&titleID=209718
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn607282386
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (357 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780307486677
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Publisher number
EB00148419
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
7DAF2D77-D9C2-4B1B-A2B5-65BEC559DC2B
System control number
(OCoLC)607282386
Label
John Henry Days : a novel, Colson Whitehead
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=257&titleID=209718
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn607282386
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (357 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780307486677
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Publisher number
EB00148419
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
7DAF2D77-D9C2-4B1B-A2B5-65BEC559DC2B
System control number
(OCoLC)607282386

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