The Underground Railroad

A Novel
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Author(s): Colson Whitehead
Awards:2017-Literary Fiction & Classics-Finalist-Audies,
2017-Fiction-Longlist-Booker Prize,
2017-Solo Narration Female-Finalist-Audies,
2017-Audiobook of the Year-Finalist-Audies,
2017-Fiction-Winner-Andrew Carnegie Medal,
2016-Fiction-Winner-National Book Award,
New York Times Bestseller
Original Publish Date: Aug 02, 2016
Product Number: EB00633618
Released: Aug 02, 2016
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780385537049
Publisher: Anchor
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In this #1 New York Times bestseller, Cora is a young slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. An outcast even among her fellow Africans, she is on the cusp of womanhood—where greater pain awaits. And so when Caesar, a slave who has recently arrived from Virginia, urges her to join him on the Underground Railroad, she seizes the opportunity and escapes with him. In Colson Whitehead's Pulitzer Prize-winning ingenious conception, the Underground Railroad is no mere metaphor: engineers and conductors operate a secret network of actual tracks and tunnels beneath the Southern soil. Cora embarks on a harrowing flight from one state to the next, encountering, like Gulliver, strange yet familiar iterations of her own world at each stop. As Whitehead brilliantly re-creates the terrors of the antebellum era, he weaves in the saga of our nation, from the brutal abduction of Africans to the unfulfilled promises of the present day. The Underground Railroad is both the gripping tale of one woman's will to escape the horrors of bondage—and a powerful meditation on the history we all share. Look for Whitehead's acclaimed new novel, The Nickel Boys, available now!

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Author(s): Colson Whitehead
Narrator(s): Bahni Turpin
Product Number DD28501
Released: Aug 02, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781524736255
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Author(s): Colson Whitehead
Narrator(s): Bahni Turpin
Product Number Z100117955
Released: Aug 02, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Books on Tape
ISBN: #9781524736286