Colson Whitehead

Colson Whitehead is a New York-based novelist. He is best known as the author of the novels John Henry Days and Zone One. In 2002, he received a MacArthur Fellowship. Brooklyn's Finest.

 

"Best to let the broken glass be broken glass, let it splinter into smaller pieces and dust and scatter. Let the cracks between things widen until they are no longer cracks but the new places for things. That was where they were now. The world wasn't ending: it had ended and now they were in the new place. They could not recognize it because they had never seen it before."

— Zone One