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The Underground Railroad : a novel / Colson Whitehead.

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  • 4 out of 21 copies are currently available at PINES. (Show copies)
  • 1 out of 1 copy are currently available at Augusta-Richmond County Public Library System. (Show copies)
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10 current holds on 21 total copies.

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Item details

  • ISBN: 9781524736309
  • ISBN: 1524736309
  • Physical Description: 417 pages (large print) ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First large print edition.
  • Publisher: [New York] : Random House Large Print, [2016]

Contents / Notes

General Note:
"Oprah's Book Club : 2016 selection"--Cover.
Contents:
Ajarry -- Georgia -- Ridgeway -- South Carolina -- Stevens -- North Carolina -- Ethel -- Tennessee -- Caesar -- Indiana -- Mabel -- The North.
Summary, etc.:
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. Like the protagonist of Gulliver's Travels, Cora encounters different worlds at each stage of her journey -- hers is an odyssey through time as well as space. As Whitehead re-creates the unique terrors for black people in the pre-Civil War era, his narrative weaves the saga of America from the brutal importation of Africans to the unfulfilled promises of the present day.
Subject: Underground Railroad > Fiction.
Fugitive slaves > United States > Fiction.
Fugitives from justice > Fiction.
African Americans > Social conditions > History > Fiction.
United States > History > 19th century > Fiction.
United States > Race relations > Fiction.
Southern States > History > 19th century > Fiction.
FICTION / African American.
FICTION / Historical.
FICTION / Literary.
Underground Railroad.
African Americans > Social conditions > History > Fiction.
Underground railroad > Fiction.
Large type books.
FICTION / African American.
Fugitive slaves > United States > Fiction.
Fugitive slaves.
FICTION / Historical.
United States.
United States > History > 19th century > Fiction.
United States > Race relations > Fiction.
Southern States > History > 19th century > Fiction.
Genre: Large type books.
Historical fiction.
Historical fiction.
Alternative histories (Fiction)
History.
Large type books.
Alternative histories (Fiction.)
Fiction.
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