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John Henry Days

Colson Whitehead

J. Sutter is a bonafide junketeer--a freelance writer, travelling from city to city, hungry for free meals and the discarded sales receipts of others to claim on his expense account. Travelling into the backwoods of West Virginia to write a piece on the unveiling of the new John Henry postage stamp and the ensuing John Henry Days festival, J. continues his nearly record-setting, three-month junket binge. But when he begins to choke on a piece of prime rib at a press dinner, shadows from the past are summoned forth and he leaves the mountain a changed man. Colson Whitehead is the author of the critically acclaimed, QPB New Voices Award-winning novel, The Intuitionist. Narrated by Peter Jay Fernandez, John Henry Days is both an ingenious retelling of the American legend of John Henry and a fascinating look into the world of contemporary journalism.

J. Sutter is a bonafide junketeer--a freelance writer, travelling from city to city, hungry for free meals and the discarded sales receipts of others to claim on his expense account. Travelling into the backwoods of West Virginia to write a piece on the unveiling of the new John Henry postage stamp and the ensuing John Henry Days festival, J. continues his nearly record-setting, three-month junket binge. But when he begins to choke on a piece of prime rib at a press dinner, shadows from the past are summoned forth and he leaves the mountain a changed man. Colson Whitehead is the author of the critically acclaimed, QPB New Voices Award-winning novel, The Intuitionist. Narrated by Peter Jay Fernandez, John Henry Days is both an ingenious retelling of the American legend of John Henry and a fascinating look into the world of contemporary journalism.
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J. Sutter is a bonafide junketeer--a freelance writer, travelling from city to city, hungry for free meals and the discarded sales receipts of others to claim on his expense account. Travelling into the backwoods of West Virginia to write a piece on the unveiling of the new John Henry postage stamp and the ensuing John Henry Days festival, J. continues his nearly record-setting, three-month junket binge. But when he begins to choke on a piece of prime rib at a press dinner, shadows from the past are summoned forth and he leaves the mountain a changed man. Colson Whitehead is the author of the critically acclaimed, QPB New Voices Award-winning novel, The Intuitionist. Narrated by Peter Jay Fernandez, John Henry Days is both an ingenious retelling of the American legend of John Henry and a fascinating look into the world of contemporary journalism.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Peter Jay Fernandez

Length:

17h 39m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

09:02


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

25:52


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

30:13


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

30:15


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

34:06


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

32:05


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

36:47


Part 2, Chapter 7
Part 2, Chapter 7

32:06


Part 2, Chapter 8
Part 2, Chapter 8

31:23


Part 2, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 9

32:40


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

32:20


Part 2, Chapter 11
Part 2, Chapter 11

42:56


Part 3, Chapter 12
Part 3, Chapter 12

34:22


Part 3, Chapter 13
Part 3, Chapter 13

36:42


Part 3, Chapter 14
Part 3, Chapter 14

27:43


Part 3, Chapter 15
Part 3, Chapter 15

27:33


Part 3, Chapter 16
Part 3, Chapter 16

50:27


Part 3, Chapter 17
Part 3, Chapter 17

27:52


Part 3, Chapter 18
Part 3, Chapter 18

20:28


Part 3, Chapter 19
Part 3, Chapter 19

43:30


Part 4, Chapter 20
Part 4, Chapter 20

33:50


Part 4, Chapter 21
Part 4, Chapter 21

39:24


Part 4, Chapter 22
Part 4, Chapter 22

33:17


Part 4, Chapter 23
Part 4, Chapter 23

24:29


Part 4, Chapter 24
Part 4, Chapter 24

19:33


Part 4, Chapter 25
Part 4, Chapter 25

18:22


Part 4, Chapter 26
Part 4, Chapter 26

30:34


Part 4, Chapter 27
Part 4, Chapter 27

38:55


Part 4, Chapter 28
Part 4, Chapter 28

51:52


Part 5, Chapter 29
Part 5, Chapter 29

37:00


Part 5, Chapter 30
Part 5, Chapter 30

23:46


Part 5, Chapter 31
Part 5, Chapter 31

19:59


Part 5, Chapter 32
Part 5, Chapter 32

30:36


Part 5, Chapter 33
Part 5, Chapter 33

17:45


Part 5, Chapter 34
Part 5, Chapter 34

01:33