Elisha Otis’s Elevator Patent Drawing, January 15, 1861
If you don’t know what to do with all your good feelings about this book, just imagine Colson Whitehead putting all of Richard Ford’s books in a pre-Elisha-Otis elevator: the kind with no free-fall brake. Then, he cuts the cord. But that elevator shaft doesn’t have a bottom. The car just falls into the depths of hell.
Whoosh! You feel relief and joy now.
Read: March 2015