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The underground railroad

Author: Colson Whitehead
Publisher: London : Fleet, [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. Life is hellish for all the slaves, but Cora is an outcast even among her fellow Africans, and she is coming into womanhood; even greater pain awaits. Caesar, a recent arrival from Virginia, tells her about the Underground Railroad, and they plot their escape. Matters do not go as planned - Cora kills a young white boy who tries to capture her - but they manage to  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Historical fiction
Alternative histories (Fiction)
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Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Colson Whitehead
ISBN: 9780708898390 9780708898376 0708898394 0708898378
OCLC Number: 956882746
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 ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Colson Whitehead.


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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