Whitehead, Colson, 1969- author.
The underground railroad : a novel / Colson Whitehead.
New York : Doubleday, 
306 pages ; 25 cm
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.
Underground Railroad -- Fiction.
Fugitive slaves -- United States -- Fiction.
United States -- History -- 19th century -- Fiction.
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