Writers Read: The Intuitionist

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Join Writers Read for a reading group discussion of The Intuitionist by Colson Whitehead!

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.

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Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 4:00pm
Left Bank Books
399 N. Euclid Ave.
Saint Louis, MO 63108
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$12.76
ISBN: 9780385493000
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Published: Anchor Books - January 3rd, 2000