The underground railroad / Colson Whitehead.
By: Whitehead, Colson.Publisher: London : Fleet, 2017Description: 366 pages ; 20 cm.ISBN: 9780708898406 : (pbk.).Subject(s): Slavery -- Georgia | Civil rights movements -- Fiction | African American women -- Fiction | Fugitive slaves -- History -- 19th century. -- United States | Southern States -- History -- 1775-1865 -- Fiction | Georgia -- History -- 20th century -- FictionDDC classification: 823
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First published: 2016.
Includes extract from The intuitionist, Colson Whitehead's debut novel.
Ajarry -- Georgia -- Ridgeway -- South Carolina -- Stevens -- North Carolina -- Ethel -- Tennessee -- Caesar -- Indiana -- Mabel -- The North
Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia, an existence made even more hellish by here status as an outcast among her fellow Africans. And she is approaching womanhood, where greater pain and danger awaits. So when Caesar, a slave recently arrived from Virginia, tells her about the Underground Railroad, Cora takes the momentous decision to accompany him on his escape to the North.
The Underground Railroad is a dilapidated box-car pulled by a steam locomotive, picking up fugitives wherever it can. Thus begins Cora's perilous journey, as she is pursued by a ruthless slave-catcher named Ridgeway, obsessed both with Cora and her mother, who eluded him years before.