The Underground Railroad : a novel
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The Underground Railroad : a novel

By Whitehead, Colson, 1969- author.

Genre Fiction.

Published 2018 by Anchor Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, New York

ISBN 9780345804327

Bib Id 2168612

Copyright 2016

Edition First Anchor Books edition.

Description 313 pages ; 21 cm

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02919cam a2200541Ii 4500
ISBN
9780345804327 (paperback) $16.95
0345804325
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FIC Whitehead
Title
The Underground Railroad : a novel
Edition
First Anchor Books edition.
Publication Information
2018 by Anchor Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, New York :
Copyright Date
©2016
Description
313 pages ; 21 cm
Note
"First Anchor Books edition, January 2018." --Verso of title page.
Contents
Ajarry -- Georgia -- Ridgeway -- South Carolina -- Stevens -- North Carolina -- Ethel -- Tennessee -- Caesar -- Indiana -- Mabel -- The North.
Summary
"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.
Awards
National Book Award, 2016.
Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence for Fiction Winner, 2017.
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Fiction.
Historical fiction.
History.
Historical fiction.
Novels

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