The underground railroad : a novel / Colson Whitehead.
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|Ridgefield Library||FIC WHITEHEAD (Text to phone)||34010138636971||Adult Fiction Playaway||Available||-|
|Gift: Made available through the generosity of the Paul and Johanna Laszig Fund for the Elderly.|
- ISBN: 9781509426416
- ISBN: 9781509426416
- ISBN: 1509426418
- Physical Description: 1 audio media player (approximately 11 hr.) : digital, HD audio ; 3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in.
- Edition: Unabridged.
- Publisher: Solon, Ohio : Findaway World, LLC, 
- Copyright: ℗2016
|General Note:||Title from container.
"Oprah's Book Club 2016 selection"--Container.
Previously released by Penguin Random House LLC, ℗2016.
Release date supplied by publisher.
Issued on Playaway, a dedicated audio media player.
One set of earphones and one AAA battery required for listening.
|Participant or Performer Note:||Read by Bahni Turpin.|
|Summary, etc.:||Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. Life is hell for all the slaves, but especially bad for Cora; an outcast even among her fellow Africans. When Caesar, a recent arrival from Virginia, tells her about the Underground Railroad, they decide to take a terrifying risk and escape. Matters do not go as planned--Cora kills a young white boy who tries to capture her. Though they manage to find a station and head north, they are being hunted. In Colson Whitehead's conception, the Underground Railroad is no mere metaphor--engineers and conductors operate a secret network of tracks and tunnels beneath the Southern soil. Cora and Caesar's 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.|
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