The Underground Railroad : Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 2017-9780708898406

The Underground Railroad

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Synopsis: Winner of the Putlizer Prize for Fiction 2017

Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. All the slaves lead a hellish existence, but Cora has it worse than most; she is an outcast even among her fellow Africans and she is approaching womanhood, where it is clear even greater pain awaits. When Caesar, a slave recently arrived from Virginia, tells her about the Underground Railroad, they take the perilous decision to escape to the North. In Whitehead's razor-sharp imagining of the antebellum South, the Underground Railroad has

This is a luminous, furious, wildly inventive tale that not only shines a bright light on one of the darkest periods of history, but also opens up thrilling new vistas for the form of the novel itself Alex Preston, The Observer

Author: Whitehead, Colson

Format: Paperback

Pagination: 400 pages

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group

Publication Date: 26/04/2017

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