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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
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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: Historical fiction
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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
OCLC Number: 933420484
Notes: "Oprah's Book Club; 2016 selection." 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.
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)
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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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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