Apex Hides the Hurt Reprint Edition, Kindle Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-1400031269
ISBN-10: 1400031265
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Editorial Reviews

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“Wickedly funny. . . . Whitehead is making a strong case for a new name of his own: that of the best of the new generation of American novelists.” —The Boston Globe

“A brilliant, witty, and subtle novel, written in a most engaging style, with tremendous aptness of language and command of plot.”
The New York Review of Books

“Terrific. . . . Inspired. . . . Engaging, exuding energy. . . . Will have you nodding in wonder.” —
The Miami Herald

“Dazzling. . . . Gorgeous, expertly crafted sentences. . . . An eloquent novel about racial identity in America.” —
Newsweek

“Brilliant. . . . Exhilarating. . . . What keeps you reading this critique of language is its language, and our perverse delight in the ingenious abuse of words.” —
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In Colson Whitehead's satirical look at American identity politics, racial identity, and corporate values, every sentence shimmers. Known as a "writer's writer" for his acclaimed novels, John Henry Days and The Intuitionist, and his essay collection, The Colossus of New York (***1/2 Jan/Feb 2004), Whitehead again shows off his literary and intellectual vigor. In the line of Ralph Ellison, he brilliantly chronicles the exploits of a prosperous black man living in society's shadows. Critics agree, however, that Apex is not his best. Though provocative and clever, it sags under the weight of Big Ideas; its universal mocking tone loses appeal; and the antihero lacks some heart. Despite some flaws, readers will be sure to ponder the novel's provocative questions.

Copyright © 2004 Phillips & Nelson Media, Inc.

--This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B000N2HCNS
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Anchor; Reprint edition (January 9, 2007)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ January 9, 2007
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 1374 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 226 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
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Colson Whitehead is the author eight novels and two works on non-fiction, including The Underground Railroad, which received the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the Carnegie Medal, the Heartland Prize, the Arthur C. Clarke Award, the Hurston-Wright Award, and was longlisted for the Booker Prize. The novel is being adapted by Barry Jenkins into a TV series for Amazon. Whitehead’s The Nickel Boys received the Pulitzer Prize, The Kirkus Prize, and the Orwell Prize for Political Fiction.

A recipient of a Whiting Writers' Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a MacArthur Fellowship, he lives in New York City.

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