The Noble Hustle

From the two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Underground Railroad and The Nickel Boys In 2011, Grantland magazine gave bestselling novelist Colson Whitehead $10,000 to play at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas.

The Noble Hustle

The Noble Hustle

From the two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Underground Railroad and The Nickel Boys In 2011, Grantland magazine gave bestselling novelist Colson Whitehead $10,000 to play at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas. It was the assignment of a lifetime, except for one hitch—he’d never played in a casino tournament before. With just six weeks to train, our humble narrator took the Greyhound to Atlantic City to learn the ways of high-stakes Texas Hold’em. Poker culture, he discovered, is marked by joy, heartbreak, and grizzled veterans playing against teenage hotshots weaned on Internet gambling. Not to mention the not-to-be overlooked issue of coordinating Port Authority bus schedules with your kid’s drop-off and pickup at school. Finally arriving in Vegas for the multimillion-dollar tournament, Whitehead brilliantly details his progress, both literal and existential, through the event’s antes and turns, through its gritty moments of calculation, hope, and spectacle. Entertaining, ironic, and strangely profound, this epic search for meaning at the World Series of Poker is a sure bet. An NPR Best Book of the Year Look for Colson Whitehead’s new novel, Harlem Shuffle, coming this September!

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The Noble Hustle
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Colson Whitehead
Categories: Humor
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-05-06 - Publisher: Anchor

From the two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Underground Railroad and The Nickel Boys In 2011, Grantland magazine gave bestselling novelist Colson Whitehead $10,000 to play at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas. It was the assignment of a lifetime, except for one hitch—he’d never played in a
The Nickel Boys (Winner 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction)
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Colson Whitehead
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-07-16 - Publisher: Anchor

In this Pulitzer Prize-winning, New York Times bestselling follow-up to The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead brilliantly dramatizes another strand of American history through the story of two boys unjustly sentenced to a hellish reform school in Jim Crow-era Florida. When Elwood Curtis, a black boy growing up in 1960s Tallahassee,
The Underground Railroad (Pulitzer Prize Winner) (National Book Award Winner) (Oprah's Book Club)
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Colson Whitehead
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-08-02 - Publisher: Anchor

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, this #1 New York Times bestseller chronicles a young slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. An outcast even among her fellow Africans,
John Henry Days
Language: en
Pages: 400
Authors: Colson Whitehead
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-06-03 - Publisher: Anchor

From the two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Underground Railroad and The Nickel Boys Colson Whitehead’s triumphant novel is on one level a multifaceted retelling of the story of John Henry, the black steel-driver who died outracing a machine designed to replace him. On another level it’s the story of
The Underground Railroad
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Colson Whitehead
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-10-06 - Publisher: Hachette UK

NOW A MAJOR TV SERIES BY BARRY JENKINS (COMING MAY 2021) WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE FOR FICTION 2017 WINNER OF THE ARTHUR C. CLARKE AWARD 2017 LONGLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2017 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER 2016 'Whitehead is on a roll: the reviews have been sublime' Guardian 'Luminous,

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