Apex Hides the Hurt
30%
off

Apex Hides the Hurt

3.43 (1,638 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author) 

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Dispatched from the UK in 4 business days
When will my order arrive?

Description

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.
show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 211 pages
  • 132.1 x 200.7 x 15.2mm | 226.8g
  • Anchor Books
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1400031265
  • 9781400031269
  • 469,349

Review quote

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. The New York Times"
show more

About Colson Whitehead

Colson Whitehead is the Pulitzer-Prize winning author of The Underground Railroad. His other works include The Noble Hustle, Zone One, Sag Harbor, The Intuitionist, John Henry Days, Apex Hides the Hurt, and one collection of essays, The Colossus of New York. A National Book Award winner and a recipient of MacArthur and Guggenheim fellowships, he lives in New York City.
show more

Review Text

"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." - The New York Times
show more

Rating details

1,638 ratings
3.43 out of 5 stars
5 14% (224)
4 35% (567)
3 36% (591)
2 13% (208)
1 3% (48)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X