Apex Hides the Hurt Summary
Colson Whitehead

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Apex Hides the Hurt Overview

Apex Hides the Hurt is a novel by Colson Whitehead. Its unnamed protagonist is an African-American man who works as a nomenclature consultant, meaning he is paid to think of names for products. One day, a town called Winthrop asks him to think of a new name for the town. While in Winthrop, the protagonist becomes familiar with the town’s complicated history and the hidden social dynamics that are a part of that history. The novel explores themes of history, race, identity, economics, and morality.

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