“America has always been built—and continues to be built—by those the establishment keeps invisible.” Public Books runs the sixth installment of its “An Engineer Reads a Novel” series, this time taking on Colson Whitehead‘s Underground Railroad and John Henry Days. We also recently reviewed the former, which has been blessed by both Oprah Winfrey and President Obama.
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Colson Whitehead’s latest novel, The Underground Railroad — rushed last week to early publication after being anointed by Oprah Winfrey — turns the metaphor of the American fugitive-slave network into a literal system of stations tr...
Colson Whitehead. The book, which Whitehead describes as "a zombie novel in the way The Intuitionist is a detective novel," is out October 18, but his site points us to an excerpt, as well as various early reviews and all the news y...
Colson Whitehead talks about his new novel, “The Underground Railroad,” and Jeffrey Toobin discusses his new book about the fascinating case of Patty Hearst.
This morning, Winfrey announced Colson Whitehead's inventive novel as the latest selection for Oprah's Book Club ®. It's a deserving choice, a brilliant book.