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The Underground Railroad : a novel

Author: Colson Whitehead
Publisher: New York : Anchor Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, 2018. ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First Anchor Books editionView all editions and formats
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"Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. When Caesar, a recent arrival from Virginia, tells her about the Underground Railroad, they decide to take a terrifying risk and escape. Though they manage to find a station and head north, they are being hunted. Their first stop is South Carolina, in a city that initially seems like a haven. But the city's placid surface masks an insidious scheme designed for its  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Novels
Fiction
Historical fiction
History
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Colson Whitehead
ISBN: 9780345804327 0345804325
OCLC Number: 1020496098
Notes: "First Anchor Books edition, January 2018." --Verso of title page.
Awards: National Book Award, 2016.
Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence for Fiction Winner, 2017.
Description: 313 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Ajarry --
Georgia --
Ridgeway --
South Carolina --
Stevens --
North Carolina --
Ethel --
Tennessee --
Caesar --
Indiana --
Mabel --
The North.
Responsibility: Colson Whitehead.

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"Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. When Caesar, a recent arrival from Virginia, tells her about the Underground Railroad, they decide to take a terrifying risk and escape. Though they manage to find a station and head north, they are being hunted. Their first stop is South Carolina, in a city that initially seems like a haven. But the city's placid surface masks an insidious scheme designed for its black denizens. And even worse: Ridgeway, the relentless slave catcher, is close on their heels. Forced to flee again, Cora embarks on a harrowing flight, state by state, seeking true freedom"--Publisher's description.

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