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The Resource The underground railroad : a novel, Colson Whitehead

The underground railroad : a novel, Colson Whitehead

Label
The underground railroad : a novel
Title
The underground railroad
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Colson Whitehead
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 Africans, she is coming into womanhood - where even greater pain awaits. When Caesar, a recent arrival from Virginia, tells her about the Underground Railroad, they decide to take a terrifying risk and escape. Matters do not go as planned - Cora kills a young white boy who tries to capture her. Though they manage to find a station and head north, they are being hunted. In Whitehead's 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's 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
Awards note
Pulitzer Price for Fiction, 2017.
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Whitehead, Colson
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Underground Railroad
  • Fugitive slaves
  • Fugitives from justice
  • African Americans
  • Southern States
  • United States
  • United States
Target audience
general
Label
The underground railroad : a novel, Colson Whitehead
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Oprah's book club
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
306 pages
Isbn
9780345804327
Lccn
2016000643
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)933420484
Label
The underground railroad : a novel, Colson Whitehead
Publication
Note
Oprah's book club
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
306 pages
Isbn
9780345804327
Lccn
2016000643
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)933420484

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