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This New York Times Notable Book from the number one New York Times best-selling author of The Underground Railroad is a brisk, comic tour de force about identity, history and the adhesive bandage industry.  

The town of Winthrop has decided it needs a new name. The resident software millionaire wants to call it New Prospera; the mayor wants to return to the original choice of the founding black settlers; and the town's aristocracy sees no reason to change the name at all. 

What they need, they realise, is a nomenclature consultant.   

And, it turns out, the consultant needs them. But in a culture overwhelmed by marketing, the name is everything, and our hero's efforts may result in not just a new name for the town but a new and subtler truth about it as well.

©2019 Colson Whitehead (P)2019 Hachette Audio UK

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  • 20-01-2020

A story about a dull man.

I did not enjoy this as much as some previous works from this author I have listened to. on this occasion I found the story to be dull and circular. Just going round and round. For me, not the best.

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