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The underground railroad : a novel

Author: Colson Whitehead
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
"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: Historical fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Whitehead, Colson, 1969-
Underground railroad.
New York : Doubleday, 2016
(DLC) 2016004953
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Colson Whitehead
ISBN: 9780385542364 0385542364 9780708898376 0708898378
OCLC Number: 933420484
Notes: "Oprah's Book Club; 2016 selection."
Awards: National Book Award, 2016.
Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence for Fiction Winner, 2017.
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 2017.
Hurston/Wright Legacy Award in Fiction, 2017.
Description: 306 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Ajarry --
Georgia --
Ridgeway --
South Carolina --
Stevens --
North Carolina --
Ethel --
Tennessee --
Caesar --
Indiana --
Mabel --
The North.
Responsibility: Colson Whitehead.
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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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Thrilling and unsentimental * Scotsman * This bravura novel reimagines that same network as a real subterranean railway, upon which a girl named Cora flees the slave-catcher Ridgeway. Throughout, Read more...

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Unique take on the Underground Railroad!

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