John Henry Days
First edition cover
|Genre||Historical fiction, Novel|
|Publisher||Doubleday (HB) & Anchor Books (PB)|
|May 15, 2001|
|Media type||Print (Hardback & Paperback)|
|Pages||400 pp (hardback edition)|
|Preceded by||The Intuitionist|
|Followed by||The Colossus of New York|
John Henry Days is a 2001 novel by American author Colson Whitehead.
Building the railways that made America, John Henry died with a hammer in his hand moments after competing against a steam drill in a battle of endurance. The story of his death made him a legend. Over a century later, freelance journalist J. Sutter is sent to West Virginia to cover the launch of a new postage stamp at the first John Henry Days festival.
- Shortlisted for the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction
- 2002 Black Caucus of the American Library Association Literary Award for Honor Books
- Shortlisted for National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction
- Shortlisted for Los Angeles Times Book Prize
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