Start Time
April 24, 2022
1:00 pm
End Time
April 24, 2022
3:00 pm
10345 Joseph Campau Avenue, Hamtramck, MI 48212
Book Suey

Event Description

Join us in discussing Colson Whitehead’s debut novel, “The Intuitionist.”

Join us April 24 at 1 p.m. for Book Suey’s Last Sunday Book Club. This month we’ll be discussing Colson Whitehead’s debut novel, The Intuitionist (Anchor Books, 1999).

From the publisher:

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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