The Underground Railroad / Colson Whitehead.
Publication year: 2017
Publisher: Fleet, 2017.
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 0708898408 9780708898406 (pbk.) :
Notes: Originally published: New York: Doubleday, 2016. 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 razor-sharp imagining of the antebellum South, the Underground Railroad has assumed a physical form: a dilapidated box car pulled along subterranean tracks by a steam locomotive, picking up fugitives wherever it can.
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366 pages ; 20 cm
Hard hitting, unputdownable. Brilliantly written. Unforgettable.
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