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The Underground Railroad : a novel, Colson Whitehead

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The Underground Railroad : a novel
Title
The Underground Railroad
Title remainder
a novel
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Colson Whitehead
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Language
eng
Summary
Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. When Caesar, a recent arrival from Virginia, tells her about the Underground Railroad, they decide to take a terrifying risk and escape. Though they manage to find a station and head north, they are being hunted. Their 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. Like the protagonist of Gulliver's Travels, Cora encounters different worlds at each stage of her journey -- hers is an odyssey through time as well as space. As Whitehead re-creates the unique terrors for black people in the pre-Civil War era, his narrative weaves the saga of America from the brutal importation of Africans to the unfulfilled promises of the present day
Summary
After Cora, a pre-Civil War Georgia slave, escapes with another slave, Caesar, they seek the help of the Underground Railroad as they flee from state to state and try to evade a slave catcher, Ridgeway, who is determined to return them to the South
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Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2017.
  • Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction, 2017.
  • Arthur C. Clarke Award, 2017.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2016
  • Goodreads Choice Award, 2016
  • Hurston/Wright Legacy Award: Fiction, 2017.
  • Indies' Choice Book Awards, Adult Fiction, 2017.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2016
  • National Book Award for Fiction, 2016.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2016
  • Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 2017.
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Cataloging source
BTCTA
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3573.H4768
LC item number
U53 2016b
Literary form
fiction
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adult
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The Underground Railroad : a novel, Colson Whitehead
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"Oprah's Book Club : 2016 selection"--Cover
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20771486
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First large print edition.
Extent
417 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781524736309
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
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  • (OCoLC)ocn949211766
  • (OCoLC)949211766
Label
The Underground Railroad : a novel, Colson Whitehead
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Oprah's Book Club : 2016 selection"--Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20771486
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First large print edition.
Extent
417 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781524736309
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn949211766
  • (OCoLC)949211766

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