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Apex Hides the Hurt
Colson Whitehead

Classification : General & Literary Fiction
Pub Date : Mar 01, 2018
Imprint : Fleet
Page Extent :
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9780708898758
Price : 599

About the book

This New York Times Notable Book from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Underground Railroad is a brisk, comic tour de force about identity, history, and the adhesive bandage industry.

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, they realize, is a nomenclature consultant.

And, it turns out, the consultant needs them. But in a culture overwhelmed by marketing, the name is everything and our hero's efforts may result in not just a new name for the town but a new and subtler truth about it as well.


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Brilliant. . . . Exhilarating. . . . What keeps you reading this critique of language is its language, and our perverse delight in the ingenious abuse of words
A brilliant, witty, and subtle novel, written in a most engaging style, with tremendous aptness of language and command of plot
     
Colson Whitehead

 

Colson Whitehead is the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Underground Railroad, The Noble Hustle, Zone One, Sag Harbor, The Intuitionist, John Henry Days...(+)

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