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The underground railroad : a novel

Author: Colson Whitehead
Publisher: London : Fleet, 2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. All the slaves lead a hellish existence, but Cora has it worse than most; she is an outcast even among her fellow Africans and she is approaching womanhood, where it is clear even greater pain awaits. When Caesar, a slave recently arrived from Virginia, tells her about the Underground Railroad, they take the perilous decision to escape to the North. In Whitehead's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
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Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Colson Whitehead
ISBN: 9780708898406 0708898408
OCLC Number: 1002636603
Awards: Winner of National Book Awards 2016 (UK)
Winner of Pulitzer Price for Fiction 2017 (UK)
Winner of Books Are My Bag Readers Awards novel category 2017 (UK)
Short-listed for Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence 2017 (UK)
Short-listed for Arthur C. Clarke Award 2017 (UK)
Long-listed for Goldsboro Books Glass Bell Award 2017 (UK)
Long-listed for The Man Booker Prize 2017 (UK)
Nominated for International Dublin Literary Award 2018 (UK)
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From prize-winning, bestselling author Colson Whitehead, a magnificent, wrenching, thrilling tour de force chronicling a young slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the  Read more...

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It has invaded both my sleeping and waking thoughts . . . Each character feels alive with a singular humanity . . . Whitehead is on a roll, the reviews have been sublime -- Bim Adewunmi * Guardian * Read more...

 
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