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Colson Whitehead er en af USA’s mest anerkendte skønlitterære forfattere. Colson Whitehead er født og opvokset i New York City og bor i dag på Manhattan. Han har skrevet en række prisbelønnede bestsellerromaner, og i 2001 blev han første gang nomineret til Pulitzer-prisen for sin roman ‘John Henry Days’. Colson Whiteheads bøger har taget verden med storm, hvor ‘Den underjordiske jernbane’ blev hans store internationale gennembrud, og romanen sikrede ham i 2016 både Pulitzer-prisen og National Book Award. Den er desuden belønnet med The Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence, Goodreads Choice Award for bedste historiske roman og The Tournament of Books. Her på siden finder du alle bøger af Colson Whitehead.
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  • af Colson Whitehead
    181,95 - 222,95 kr.

    Den dobbelte Pulitzerprisvinder er tilbage med en sprudlende og vildt underholdende fortælling om røveri, pengeafpresning og småsvindlere i begyndelsen af 1960'ernes Harlem.Carney var lovlydig i den forstand, at han ikke var så kriminel igen …For kunderne og naboerne på 125th street er Carney en respektabel møbelhandler, der gør sit bedste for at forsørge sig selv og sin familie. Han venter sit andet barn med konen Elizabeth, og selvom hendes stræbsomme forældre hverken bryder sig om Carney eller hans trange lejlighed med udsigt til højbanen, så føles det alligevel som hjem.Kun få kender til hans forbindelser til den mere skumle del af uptown Manhattan, og hans facade af normalitet har mere end bare et par ridser.Pengene er små, så hvis Freddy, Carneys fætter, en gang imellem afleverer en halskæde eller to, spørger Carney ikke, hvor den kommer fra. Han kender en diskret juveler downtown, som heller ikke stiller spørgsmål.Men en dag falder Freddy i kløerne på en flok småforbrydere, der vil plyndre Hotel Theresa, Harlems svar på Waldorf Astoria. Dét går ikke helt eft er planen – det gør det sjældent, og pludselig er Carneys hverdag befolket af gangstere, lyssky politibetjente og andre suspekte typer, deriblandt mafi abossen Chink Montague.Harlem Shuffle er en familiehistorie maskeret som spændingsroman, en røverhistorie, en roman om racisme og magt og – ikke mindst – et kærlighedsbrev til New Yorks mest berømte bydel, Harlem.

  • af Colson Whitehead
    98,95 - 124,95 kr.

    ‘Den underjordiske jernbane’ er en nervepirrende og medrivende roman af Colson Whitehead, som handler om den 16 årige slave Cora, som lever med angst og ydmygelser på bomuldsplantagen i Georgia. I Den underjordiske jernbane bliver Cora hele tiden mindet om myten om sin mor ‘Mabel’, som formået at flygte derfra og leve et nyt liv. Cora kæmper for overlevelse, og den eneste mulighed for dette er at flygte så langt væk fra bomuldsplantagen som muligt. Cora og hendes ven Cæcar, slaven fra markslaven, kommer ud på en farefuld flugt som næsten er tabt på forhånd. De skal mod alle odds snige sig væk fra den farlige slavejæger, Ridgeway, og hans blodige hunde som Mabel også dengang skulle overliste. På den farefulde flugt nordpå er det ikke kun Ridgeway de skal flygte fra, men i lige så høj grad alle de andre slavejægere, forrædere og lynchgrupper som befinder sig på flugten.  Den underjordiske jernbane er en banebrydende litterær præstation i sin beskrivelse af den mest brutale periode i amerikansk historie. Køb Den underjordiske jernbane bog her, hvis du vil læse en fantastisk spændende bog, som har fået et hav af gode anmeldelser.

  • af Colson Whitehead
    98,95 - 181,95 kr.

    Forfatteren bag Den Underjordiske Jernbane er tilbage! Elwood Curtis er fast besluttet på at blive til noget. Han er optaget af sin skole og tro mod Dr. Martin Luther Kings kamp for sorte amerikaneres rettigheder gennem fredelig modstand. Men i de amerikanske tresseres raceadskilte Sydstater skal der næsten ingenting til for at en ung sort mand kommer på den forkerte side af loven, og med ét ændrer alt sig: pludselig skal Elwood ikke længere på college, og i stedet føres han til Nickel Academy, en opdragelsesanstalt som påstår at gøre ”hæderlige, ærlige mænd” af drenge på afveje. I virkeligheden er Nickel Academy et mareridt, hvor enhver der sætter sig det mindste imod stedets depraverede autoriteter risikerer ”en tur ud bagved”. Elwood forsøger desperat at holde fast i Dr. Kings næstekærlige idealer, mens hans nye ven og medindsatte, Turner, mener at Elwood er naiv og verden korrumperet, og eneste måde at overleve på er at spejle undertrykkernes ondskab og kynisme. Og da Elwoods idealer og Turners kynisme endelig kolliderer, får det livslange konsekvenser for dem begge. Drengene fra Nickel er en knusende koncis og modig roman af en af vor tids allerstørste amerikanske forfattere, hvis klarsynede og inderligt menneskelige fortællinger kaster lys på vores egen fragmenterede samtid. ”Genial.” New York Times Book Review ”Enestående, og hjerteknusende.” Newsday ”USA’s største historiefortæller.” Times Magazine ”Med denne bog har Whitehead gjort sig til en af Amerikas fremmeste forfattere.” Wall Street Journal ”Stærk og velkomponeret.” The Guardian ”Drengene fra Nickel er fiktion, men romanen gløder med sandhedens uhyrlige ild.” The New Republic

  • - the new novel from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Underground Railroad
    af Colson Whitehead
    23,00 - 124,95 kr.

    A devastating novel - based on true events - of a hellish American reform school, from the Pulitzer Prize winning author of The Underground Railroad.

  • - Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 2017
    af Colson Whitehead
    23,00 - 92,59 kr.

    WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE FOR FICTION 2017WINNER OF THE ARTHUR C. CLARKE AWARD 2017LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2017NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER 2016AMAZON.COM #1 BOOK OF THE YEAR 2016#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER AND A NEW YORK TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR 'Whitehead is on a roll: the reviews have been sublime' Guardian'Luminous, furious, wildly inventive' Observer'Hands down one of the best, if not the best, book I've read this year' Stylist 'Dazzling' New York Review of BooksPraised by Barack Obama and an Oprah Book Club Pick, The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead won the National Book Award 2016 and the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 2017.Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. All the slaves lead a hellish existence, but Cora has it worse than most; she is an outcast even among her fellow Africans and she is approaching womanhood, where it is clear even greater pain awaits. When Caesar, a slave recently arrived from Virginia, tells her about the Underground Railroad, they take the perilous decision to escape to the North.In Whitehead's razor-sharp imagining of the antebellum South, the Underground Railroad has assumed a physical form: a dilapidated box car pulled along subterranean tracks by a steam locomotive, picking up fugitives wherever it can. Cora and Caesar's first stop is South Carolina, in a city that initially seems like a haven. But its placid surface masks an infernal scheme designed for its unknowing black inhabitants. And even worse: Ridgeway, the relentless slave catcher sent to find Cora, is close on their heels. Forced to flee again, Cora embarks on a harrowing flight, state by state, seeking true freedom.At each stop on her journey, Cora encounters a different world. As Whitehead brilliantly recreates the unique terrors for black people in the pre-Civil War era, his narrative seamlessly weaves the saga of America, from the brutal importation of Africans to the unfulfilled promises of the present day. The Underground Railroad is at once the story of one woman's ferocious will to escape the horrors of bondage and a shatteringly powerful meditation on history.

  • af Colson Whitehead
    76,85 - 173,95 kr.

    FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD (Now a major Amazon Prime TV show)ONE OF BARACK OBAMA'S FAVOURITE BOOKS OF THE YEAR '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 family. He and his wife Elizabeth are expecting their second child, and if her parents on Striver's Row don't approve of him or their cramped apartment across from the subway tracks, it's still home.Few people know he descends from a line of uptown hoods and crooks, and that his fa ade of normalcy has more than a few cracks in it. Cracks that are getting bigger and bigger all the time.See, cash is tight, especially with all those instalment plan sofas, so if his cousin Freddie occasionally drops off the odd ring or necklace at the furniture store, Ray doesn't see the need to ask where it comes from. He knows a discreet jeweller downtown who also doesn't ask questions. Then Freddie falls in with a crew who plan to rob the Hotel Theresa - the 'Waldorf of Harlem' - and volunteers Ray's services as the fence. The heist doesn't go as planned; they rarely do, after all. Now Ray has to cater to a new clientele, one made up of shady cops on the take, vicious minions of the local crime lord, and numerous other Harlem lowlifes.Thus begins the internal tussle between Ray the striver and Ray the crook. As Ray navigates this double life, he starts to see the truth about who actually pulls the strings in Harlem. Can Ray avoid getting killed, save his cousin, and grab his share of the big score, all while maintaining his reputation as the go-to source for all your quality home furniture needs?Harlem Shuffle is driven by an ingeniously intricate plot that plays out in a beautifully recreated Harlem of the early 1960s. It's a family saga masquerading as a crime novel, a hilarious morality play, a social novel about race and power, and ultimately a love letter to Harlem.

  • - A Novel
    af Colson Whitehead
    115,95 - 216,95 kr.

  • af Colson Whitehead
    123,95 kr.

  • af Colson Whitehead
    313,95 kr.

  • af Colson Whitehead
    101,95 kr.

    From the author of the Man Booker longlisted The Underground RailroadA pandemic has devastated the planet, sorting humanity into two types: the uninfected and the infected, the living and the living dead.

  • af Colson Whitehead
    101,95 kr.

    From the author of the Man Booker longlisted The Underground RailroadBenji spends most of the year as one of the only black kids at an elite prep school in Manhattan, going to roller disco bar mitzvahs, desperately trying to find his place in the social hierarchy.

  • - A Novel
    af Colson Whitehead
    199,95 kr.

  • - A Novel
    af Colson Whitehead
    330,95 kr.

  • - A Novel
    af Colson Whitehead
    359,95 kr.

  • af Colson Whitehead
    131,95 kr.

  • af Colson Whitehead
    115,95 kr.

  • - LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2017
    af Colson Whitehead
    49,92 kr.

    WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE FOR FICTION 2017WINNER OF THE ARTHUR C. CLARKE AWARD 2017LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2017NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER 2016AMAZON.COM #1 BOOK OF THE YEAR 2016#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER AND A NEW YORK TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR 'Whitehead is on a roll: the reviews have been sublime' Guardian'Luminous, furious, wildly inventive' Observer'Hands down one of the best, if not the best, book I've read this year' Stylist 'Dazzling' New York Review of BooksPraised by Barack Obama and an Oprah Book Club Pick, The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead won the National Book Award 2016 and the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 2017.Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. All the slaves lead a hellish existence, but Cora has it worse than most; she is an outcast even among her fellow Africans and she is approaching womanhood, where it is clear even greater pain awaits. When Caesar, a slave recently arrived from Virginia, tells her about the Underground Railroad, they take the perilous decision to escape to the North.In Whitehead's razor-sharp imagining of the antebellum South, the Underground Railroad has assumed a physical form: a dilapidated box car pulled along subterranean tracks by a steam locomotive, picking up fugitives wherever it can. Cora and Caesar's first stop is South Carolina, in a city that initially seems like a haven. But its placid surface masks an infernal scheme designed for its unknowing black inhabitants. And even worse: Ridgeway, the relentless slave catcher sent to find Cora, is close on their heels. Forced to flee again, Cora embarks on a harrowing flight, state by state, seeking true freedom.At each stop on her journey, Cora encounters a different world. As Whitehead brilliantly recreates the unique terrors for black people in the pre-Civil War era, his narrative seamlessly weaves the saga of America, from the brutal importation of Africans to the unfulfilled promises of the present day. The Underground Railroad is at once the story of one woman's ferocious will to escape the horrors of bondage and a shatteringly powerful meditation on history.

  • af Colson Whitehead
    115,95 kr.

    This New York TimesNotable Book from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Underground Railroad is abrisk, 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.

  • af Colson Whitehead
    30,69 - 92,59 kr.

    By the author of the international bestseller, The Underground Railroad.

  • af Colson Whitehead
    30,69 - 124,95 kr.

    By the author of the international bestseller, The Underground Railroad.

  • af Colson Whitehead
    30,69 - 92,59 kr.

    Verticality, architectural and social, is at the heart of Colson Whitehead's first novel that takes place in an unnamed high-rise city that combines twenty-first-century engineering feats with nineteenth-century pork-barrel politics. Elevators are the technological expression of the vertical ideal, and Lila Mae Watson, the city's first black female elevator inspector, is its embattled token of upward mobility.When Number Eleven of the newly completed Fanny Briggs Memorial Building goes into deadly free-fall just hours after Lila Mae has signed off on it, using the controversial 'Intuitionist' method of ascertaining elevator safety, both Intuitionists and Empiricists recognize the set-up, but may be willing to let Lila Mae take the fall in an election year.As Lila Mae strives to exonerate herself in this urgent adventure full of government spies, underworld hit men, and seductive double agents, behind the action, always, is the Idea. Lila Mae's quest is mysteriously entwined with existence of heretofore lost writings by James Fulton, father of Intuitionism, a giant of vertical thought. If she is able to find and reveal his plan for the perfect, next-generation elevator, the city as it now exists may instantly become obsolescent.

  • - A Novel
    af Colson Whitehead
    58,95 - 242,95 kr.

    #1New York TimesBestseller *; Winner of the Pulitzer Prize *; Winner of the National Book Award *; Winner of the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction *; Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize One of the Best books of the Year:The New York Times, The Washington Post,NPR, The Boston Globe, The Seattle Times, HuffPost, Esquire, Minneapolis Star Tribune Look for Whitehead's acclaimed new novel, The Nickel Boys, available now!Cora is a young slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. An outcast even among her fellow Africans, she is on the cusp of womanhoodwhere greater pain awaits. And so when Caesar, a slave who has recently arrived from Virginia, urges her to join him on the Underground Railroad, she seizes the opportunity and escapes with him. In Colson Whitehead's ingenious conception, the Underground Railroad is no mere metaphor: engineers and conductors operate a secret network of actual tracks and tunnels beneath the Southern soil. Cora embarks on a harrowing flight from one state to the next, encountering, like Gulliver, strange yet familiar iterations of her own world at each stop. As Whitehead brilliantly re-creates the terrors of the antebellum era, he weaves in the saga of our nation, from the brutal abduction of Africans to the unfulfilled promises of the present day.The Underground Railroadis both the gripping tale of one woman's will to escape the horrors of bondageand a powerful meditation on the history we all share.

  • af Colson Whitehead
    69,69 - 101,95 kr.

    From the author of 'The Underground Railroad', Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, and Longlisted for the 2017 Man Booker Prize.'John Henry Days' is a novel of extraordinary scope and mythic power. It established Colson Whitehead as a pre-eminent American writer of our time.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, J. Sutter, a freelance journalist and accomplished expense account abuser, is sent to West Virginia to cover the launch of a new postage stamp at the first 'John Henry Days' festival.John Henry Days is a work of extraordinary scope, revealing how a nation creates its present through the stories it tells of its past.

  • - A Novel
    af Colson Whitehead
    234,95 kr.

  • af Colson Whitehead
    204,95 kr.

  • af Mark Beyer & Colson Whitehead

  • af Colson Whitehead
    52,95 kr.

    Colson Whitehead ketszeres Pulitzer-dijas, Nemzeti Konyvdijas iro uj regenye az 1960-as evekben jatszodik, New Yorkban.Ray Carneyt Harlemben ismeri az egesz kornyek, megfizetheto butort arul a 125. utcai uzleteben, ebbol tartja el a csaladjat. Felesege, Elizabeth allapotos, jon a masodik gyerek. Otthonuk nem valami nagy - Elizabeth penzes szulei nem is orultek a hazassagnak, nem szivelik Rayt -, de azert megiscsak otthon.Carneyrol kevesen tudjak, hogy a becsuletes eletvitel felszine mogott becsuszott mar neki nehany stikli. Ketes alakokkal tartja a kapcsolatot. Es a stiklik egyre huzosabbak.Freddie, az unokatestvere kisstilu enyves, Carney segit neki ezt-azt elpasszolni. Freddie beszall egy bandaba, ami azt tervezi, hogy kirabolja a Hotel Theresat, Harlem egyik nagymultu szallodajat, es az akciohoz Rayre is szuksege van. Ahogy az lenni szokott, semmi nem ugy sikerul, ahogy Freddie eltervezte, es Ray hiaba kapalozik, egyre melyebbre kerul a csavaba. Mar nem csak a hirneve forog kockan - a borere megy a vasar.Bunregeny? Moralitas? Tarsadalmi regeny? Feketek es feherek egymas mellett ebben a retro gyongyszemben, amely vegeredmenyben nem mas, mint egy meghato szerelmes level a regi Harlemhez.Colson Whitehead regenyei a 21. Szazad Kiadonal:A fold alatti vasut (2017), A Nickel-fiuk (2019)

  • af Colson Whitehead
    763,95 kr.

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