The intuitionist

A Novel

255 pages

English language

Published Oct. 29, 2000 by Anchor Books.

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Who tampered with the elevator?

The mundane job of elevator inspection becomes a mysterious tale of intrigue. Whitehead weaves a beautiful narrative featuring an independent protagonist who elevates herself from the racism she faces in this noir mystery.

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  • African Americans -- Fiction
  • African American women -- Fiction
  • Elevators -- Inspection -- Fiction