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 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,
The Colossus of New York
Language: en
Pages: 176
Authors: Colson Whitehead
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-02-01 - Publisher: Hachette UK

In a dazzlingly original work of non-fiction, the Pulitzer-Prize winning author of The Underground Railroad recreates the exuberance, the chaos, the promise, and the heartbreak of New York. Here is a literary love song that will entrance anyone who has lived in - or spent time - in the greatest
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 Nickel Boys
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Colson Whitehead
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-07-16 - Publisher: Hachette UK

WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE FOR FICTION 2020 Time #1 Novel of the Year 2019 'If greatness is excellence sustained over time, then without question, Whitehead is one of the greatest of his generation. In fact, figuring his age, acclaim, productivity and consistency, he is one of the greatest American

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