The Intuitionist by Colson Whitehead

Lila Mae Watson is the first female black elevator inspector in a nameless metropolis. Her life is endangered when an accident pulls her into murky politics. What will she do when she learns startling truths?

The Intutionist is a story where everything provokes questions. There are hints about the city’s name and time period. Elevators have a symbolic importance that calls into question progress -especially in seeking equality- and what reality is. Lila Mae’s life is an unsettling look at integration. The Intuitionist offers a story filled with food for thought about racial equality and other aspects of life.

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