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0708898408
Paperback:The underground railroad.:2017 The underground railroad.
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Author: Whitehead, Colson.
Publication year: 2017
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: London : Fleet, 2017.
ISBN: 0708898408 9780708898406 (pbk): £7.99
Notes:
Originally published: New York: Doubleday, 2016.
Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. All the slaves lead a hellish existence, but Cora has it worse than most; she is an outcast even among her fellow Africans and she is approaching womanhood, where it is clear even greater pain awaits. When Caesar, a slave recently arrived from Virginia, tells her about the Underground Railroad, they take the perilous decision to escape to the North. In Whitehead's razor-sharp imagining of the antebellum South, the Underground Railroad has assumed a physical form: a dilapidated box car pulled along subterranean tracks by a steam locomotive, picking up fugitives wherever it can. Cora and Caesar's first stop is South Carolina, in a city that initially seems like a haven. But its placid surface masks an infernal scheme designed for its unknowing black inhabitants.
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Hard hitting, unputdownable. Brilliantly written. Unforgettable.
28/09/19
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