Format:
Book
Author:
Title:
Edition:
First edition.
Publisher, Date:
New York : Doubleday, [2016]
©2016
Description:
306 pages ; 25 cm
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. -- Publisher description
Subjects:
Genre:
Contents:
Ajarry -- Georgia -- Ridgeway -- South Carolina -- Stevens -- North Carolina -- Ethel -- Tennessee -- Caesar -- Indiana -- Mabel -- The North.
LCCN:
2016000643
ISBN:
9780385542364
0385542364
Other Number:
933420484
System Availability:
14
Current Holds:
23
# Local items:
14
Control Number:
605902
# Local items in:
0
# System items in:
0
Call Number:
FICTION Whitehea
Availability
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Book
2016

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