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The Colossus of New York: A City in Thirteen Parts Hardcover – 3 Nov 2003

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  • Hardcover: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Fourth Estate (3 November 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0007164017
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007164011
  • Package Dimensions: 17.8 x 11.4 x 2 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 222 g
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• 'The sumptuous writing has the structure and quality of music … A voice so intelligent and an idiom so imaginative that it can lift a reader right out of his chair.' New York Times

• ‘Blithely gifted … an ambitious, finely chiselled work.’ John Updike

• 'Such is the buoyancy of his talent, and the protean assuredness of his prose, that the result is controlled, poignant, wittily observed and often gleefully comic.' Guardian

• 'Dazzling … It may be nothing new to suggest that history is fiction: but the pleasure of reading this ingenious patchwork lies in how it reminds us of the vitality of those fictions.' Independent on Sunday

About the Author

COLSON WHITEHEAD was born and raised in New York City. his first novel, THE INTUITIONIST, won the New Voices Award and was a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award. JOHN HENRY DAYS was a New York Times Editor's Choice, won the Young Lions Award, and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Pulitzer Prize. He is also the recipient of a Whiting Award and a MacArthur Fellowship. He lives in Brooklyn.

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