By: Whitehead, Colson

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Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. Life is hell for all the slaves, but especially bad for Cora; an outcast even among her fellow Afri cans, she is coming into womanhood - where even greater pain awaits. When C aesar, a recent arrival from Virginia, tells her about the Underground Rail road, they decide to take a terrifying risk and escape. Matters do not go a s planned - Cora kills a young white boy who tries to capture her. Though t hey manage to find a station and head north, they are being hunted. In Whit ehead?fs ingenious conception, the Underground Railroad is no mere metaphor - engineers and conductors operate a secret network of tracks and tunnels beneath the Southern soil. Cora and Caesar?fs first stop is South Carolina, in a city that initially seems like a haven. But the city?fs placid surfac e masks an insidious scheme designed for its black denizens. And even worse : Ridgeway, the relentless slave catcher, is close on their heels. Forced t o flee again, Cora embarks on a harrowing flight, state by state, seeking t rue freedom. Like the protagonist of Gulliver?fs Travels, Cora encounters d ifferent worlds at each stage of her journey - hers is an odyssey through t ime as well as space. As Whitehead brilliantly re-creates the unique terror s for black people in the pre-Civil War era, his narrative seamlessly weave s the saga of America from the brutal importation of Africans to the unfulf illed promises of the present day. The Underground Railroad is at once a ki netic adventure tale of one woman?fs ferocious will to escape the horrors o f bondage and a shattering, powerful meditation on the history we all share.


Author Name: Whitehead, Colson

Categories: General Fiction,

Publisher: Penguin Random House USA Ex: 2017

ISBN Number: 0525435700

ISBN Number 13: 9780525435709

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: RWARE0000051291