The Intuitionist: A Novel

The Intuitionist: A Novel Author Colson Whitehead
ISBN-10 0385493002
ISBN-13 9780385493000
Year 2000-01-04
Pages 255
Language English
Publisher Anchor
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This debut novel by the Pulitzer Prize winningauthor of The Underground Railroadwowed critics and readers everywhere and marked the debut of an important American writer It is a time of calamity in a major metropolitan city s Department of Elevator Inspectors and Lila Mae Watson the first black female elevator inspector in the history of the department is at the center of it There are two warring factions within the department the Empiricists who work by the book and dutifully check for striations on the winch cable and such and the Intuitionists who are simply able to enter the elevator cab in question meditate and intuit any defects Lila Mae is an Intuitionist and it just so happens has the highest accuracy rate in the entire department But when an elevator in a new city building goes into total freefall on Lila Mae s watch chaos ensues It s an election year in the Elevator Guild and the good old boy Empiricists would love nothing more than to assign the blame to an Intuitionist But Lila Mae is never wrong The sudden appearance of excerpts from the lost notebooks of Intuitionism s founder James Fulton has also caused quite a stir The notebooks describe Fulton s work on the black box a perfect elevator that could reinvent the city as radically as the first passenger elevator did when patented by Elisha Otis in the nineteenth century When Lila Mae goes underground to investigate the crash she becomes involved in the search for the portions of the notebooks that are still missing and uncovers a secret that will change her life forever

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