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The Intuitionist

Whitehead, Colson (Book - 2000 )
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An elevator inspector becomes the center of controversy when an elevator crashes. The inspector, Lila Mae Watson, is a black woman who inspects by intuition, as opposed to visual observation, and now she must prove her method was not at fault.
Authors: Whitehead, Colson, 1969-
Title: The intuitionist
Publisher: New York : Anchor Books, 2000
Edition: 1st Anchor Books ed
Characteristics: 255 p. ;,21 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Colson Whitehead
Summary: An elevator inspector becomes the center of controversy when an elevator crashes. The inspector, Lila Mae Watson, is a black woman who inspects by intuition, as opposed to visual observation, and now she must prove her method was not at fault.
ISBN: 0385493002
9780385493000
0385492995
Branch Call Number: FICTION WHITEHEAD
Subject Headings: Elevators Inspection Fiction African American women Fiction African Americans Fiction
Topical Term: Elevators
African American women
African Americans
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An elevator inspector becomes the center of controversy when an elevator crashes. The inspector, Lila Mae Watson, is a black woman who inspects by intuition, as opposed to visual observation, and now she must prove her method was not at fault. A study of society's attitude to technology and a deb... Read More »


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Aug 13, 2014
  • VirgilCane rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

I wanted to love it. I really loved Sag Harbor and Zone One. I enjoy his writing style and prose but I just could not for life of me get into this piece at all.

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