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    • ISBN:9780708898741
    • Publication date:01 Mar 2018

Apex Hides the Hurt

By Colson Whitehead

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

This New York Times Notable Book from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Underground Railroad 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 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.

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  • ISBN: 9780708898758
  • Publication date: 01 Mar 2018
  • Page count: 224
  • Imprint: Fleet
A brilliant, witty, and subtle novel, written in a most engaging style, with tremendous aptness of language and command of plot — New York Review of Books
Brilliant. . . . Exhilarating. . . . What keeps you reading this critique of language is its language, and our perverse delight in the ingenious abuse of words — New York Times
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