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The underground railroad : a novel

Author
Whitehead, Colson, 1969- author.
Title
The underground railroad : a novel / Colson Whitehead.
Format
Book
Edition
First edition.
Published
New York : Doubleday, 2016.
Description
306 pages ; 25 cm
Summary
A magnificent tour de force chronicling a young slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South.
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.-- from publisher's description.
Awards
Pulitzer Prize, Fiction, 2017
National Book Award, Fiction, 2016
Subject headings
Underground Railroad--Fiction.
Fugitive slaves--United States--Fiction.
United States--History--19th century--Fiction.
Genre heading
Fiction.
History.
Historical fiction.
ISBN
9780385542364 (hardcover)
0385542364 (hardcover)

Holdings

Library
Blmgtn - Herman B Wells Library
Call Number
PS3573.H4768 U53 2016
Location
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Blmgtn - Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center Library
Call Number
PS3573.H4768 U53 2016
Location
Checked out Due: 01-02-2018
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Fort Wayne Helmke Library
Call Number
PS3573.H4768 U53 2016
Location
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Library
Kokomo Library
Call Number
PS3573.H4768 U53 2016
Location
Kokomo Library - Bestsellers
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South Bend - Schurz Library
Call Number
PS3573.H4768 U53 2016
Location
Stacks
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Library
Southeast Library - New Albany
Call Number
PS3573.H4768 U53 2016
Location
Stacks
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