The Intuitionist

The Intuitionist
Publisher Anchor
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Category Fiction
Total Pages 272
ISBN 9780307819963
Rating 4/5 from 24 reviews
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This debut novel by the two time Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Underground Railroad and The Nickel Boys wowed critics and readers everywhere and marked the debut of an important American writer. Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read It is a time of calamity in a major metropolitan city's Department of Elevator Inspectors, and Lila Mae Watson, the first black female elevator inspector in the history of the department, is at the center of it. There are two warring factions within the department: the Empiricists, who work by the book and dutifully check for striations on the winch cable and such; and the Intuitionists, who are simply able to enter the elevator cab in question, meditate, and intuit any defects. Lila Mae is an Intuitionist and, it just so happens, has the highest accuracy rate in the entire department. But when an elevator in a new city building goes into total freefall on Lila Mae's watch, chaos ensues. It's an election year in the Elevator Guild, and the good-old-boy Empiricists would love nothing more than to assign the blame to an Intuitionist. But Lila Mae is never wrong. The sudden appearance of excerpts from the lost notebooks of Intuitionism's founder, James Fulton, has also caused quite a stir. The notebooks describe Fulton's work on the "black box," a perfect elevator that could reinvent the city as radically as the first passenger elevator did when patented by Elisha Otis in the nineteenth century. When Lila Mae goes underground to investigate the crash, she becomes involved in the search for the portions of the notebooks that are still missing and uncovers a secret that will change her life forever. Look for Colson Whitehead’s new novel, Harlem Shuffle, coming this September!

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The Intuitionist
  • Author : Colson Whitehead
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 2012-05-23

This debut novel by the two time Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Underground Railroad and The Nickel Boys wowed critics and readers everywhere and marked the debut of an important American writer. Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read It is a

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Harlem Shuffle
  • Author : Colson Whitehead
  • Publisher : Bond Street Books
  • Release Date : 2021-09-14

From two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author Colson Whitehead, a gloriously entertaining novel of heists, shakedowns and rip-offs set in Harlem in the 1960s. "Ray Carney was only slightly bent when it came to being crooked. . . ." To his customers and neighbours on 125th street, Carney is an upstanding salesman of reasonably priced

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Harlem Shuffle
  • Author : Colson Whitehead
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2021

För kunderna och grannarna på 125:e gatan är Carney en hederlig möbelförsäljare, som gör sitt bästa för att försörja sig själv och sin familj. Han och hans fru Elizabeth väntar sitt andra barn, och om hennes uppåtsträvande

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Harlem Shuffle
  • Author : Colson Whitehead
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2021-09-14

FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD (Now a major Amazon Prime TV show) 'Ray Carney was only slightly bent when it came to being crooked...' To his customers and neighbors on 125th street, Carney is an upstanding salesman of reasonably-priced furniture, making a life for himself and his

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Harlem Shuffle
  • Author : Colson Whitehead
  • Publisher : Doubleday
  • Release Date : 2021-09-14

NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • From the two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Underground Railroad and The Nickel Boys, a gloriously entertaining novel of heists, shakedowns, and rip-offs set in Harlem in the 1960s. "Ray Carney was only slightly bent when it came to being crooked..." To his customers and

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The Noble Hustle
  • Author : Colson Whitehead
  • Publisher : Anchor Books
  • Release Date : 2015

In 2011, Grantland magazine gave novelist Coloson Whitehaead $10,000 to play at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas. Whitehead brilliantly details his progress, both literal and existential, through the event's antes and turns, through its gritty moments of calculation, hope, and spectacle. -- back cover.

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The Colossus of New York
  • Author : Colson Whitehead
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 2007-12-18

In a dazzlingly original work of nonfiction, the two time Pulitzer-Prize winning author of The Underground Railroad and The Nickel Boys recreates 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

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Sag Harbor
  • Author : Colson Whitehead
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 2009-04-28

From the two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Underground Railroad and The Nickel Boys: 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,

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Apex Hides the Hurt
  • Author : Colson Whitehead
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 2007-01-09

This New York Times Notable Book from the two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Underground Railroad and The Nickel Boys 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

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Lady Clementine
  • Author : Marie Benedict
  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2020-01-07

From Marie Benedict, the New York Times bestselling author of The Only Woman in the Room! An incredible novel that focuses on one of the people with the most influence during World War I and World War II: Clementine Churchill. In 1909, Clementine steps off a train with her new husband,

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John Henry Days
  • Author : Colson Whitehead
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 2009-06-03

From the two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Underground Railroad and The Nickel Boys Colson Whitehead’s triumphant 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

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Footnotes
  • Author : Caseen Gaines
  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2021-05-25

"A major contribution to the culture."—Brian Jay Jones, New York Times bestselling author of Jim Henson: The Biography The triumphant story of the all-Black Broadway musical that changed the world forever Opening night was going better than any of them could have expected, but the performers knew the rapturous

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Shuffle Along
  • Author : Flournoy Miller,Aubrey Lyles,Noble Sissle
  • Publisher : CreateSpace
  • Release Date : 2015-07-25

Complete libretto to the 1921 ground breaking musical. One of the most significant musicals of the 20th Century, "Shuffle Along" was a rarity, written, produced, and acted wholly by African Americans. For the first time racially diverse audiences celebrated the uniqueness of this musical together. While the New York Times praised

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This Life
  • Author : Quntos KunQuest
  • Publisher : Agate Publishing
  • Release Date : 2021-06-08

This Life is the debut novel by Quntos KunQuest, a longtime inmate at Angola, the infamous Louisiana State Penitentiary. This marks the appearance of a bold, distinctive new voice, one deeply inflected by hiphop, that delves into the meaning of a life spent behind bars, the human bonds formed therein,

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Apples Never Fall
  • Author : Liane Moriarty
  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company
  • Release Date : 2021-09-14

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Big Little Lies and Nine Perfect Strangers comes a novel that looks at marriage, siblings, and how the people we love the most can hurt us the deepest The Delaney family love one another dearly—it’s just that sometimes they want

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