"WHITEHEAD'S STRIKINGLY ORIGINAL AND POLISHED DEBUT" (NEW YORKER): FIRST EDITION OF THE INTUITIONIST, SIGNED BY COLSON WHITEHEAD
WHITEHEAD, Colson. The Intuitionist. New York: Anchor Books Doubleday, (1999). Octavo, original black and gray paper boards, original dust jacket. $250.
First edition of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist's first book—"the freshest racial allegory since Ellison's Invisible Man"—signed on the title page by Colson Whitehead, a fine copy.
On publication, "Whitehead's strikingly original and polished debut" won immediate praise. Esquire declared it the best novel of the year and "GQ anointed it one of the best books of the millennium." Awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his 2016 novel, The Underground Railroad, here Whitehead chronicled the "travails of Lila Mae Watson, the first black woman elevator inspector in a city that was not quite New York, in the way that Batman's Gotham isn't quite" (New Yorker). Heralded as "the freshest racial allegory since Ellison's Invisible Man" (Time), with Intuitionist Whitehead carved out "an exclusive space for himself in America's literary canon" (Washington Post).
A fine signed copy.