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The Intuitionist - A Novel

Colson Whitehead

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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

In a marvelous debut novel that has been compared to Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man and Joseph Heller's Catch-22, Colson Whitehead has created a strangely skewed world of elevators and the people who control their ups and downs. Lila Mae Watson-the first black female inspector in the world's tallest city-has the highest performance rating of anyone in the Department of Elevator Inspectors. This upsets her superiors, because Lila is an Intuitionist: she inspects elevators simply by the feelings she gets riding in them. When a brand new elevator crashes, Lila becomes caught in the conflict between her Intuitionist methods and the beliefs of the power-holding Empiricists. Her only hope for clearing her name lies in finding the plans of an eccentric elevator genius for the "black box": a perfect elevator. A brilliant allegory for the interaction of the races, The Intuitionist is also an intriguing mystery, solidly grounded by the exceptional narration of Peter Jay Fernandez.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Peter Jay Fernandez

Length:

9h 40m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

59:23


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

47:20


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

40:51


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

59:29


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

52:38


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

58:12


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

53:46


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

48:42


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

41:55


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

31:53


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

42:24


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

42:24


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

01:19