The National Book Award Winner and #1 New York Times bestseller from Colson Whitehead, this magnificent tour de force chronicles a young slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South. 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 brilliantly re-creates the unique terrors for black people in the pre-Civil War era, his narrative seamlessly weaves the saga of America from the brutal importation of Africans to the unfulfilled promises of the present day. The Underground Railroad is at once a kinetic adventure tale of one woman's ferocious will to escape the horrors of bondage and a shattering, powerful meditation on the history we all share.
Author: Colson Whitehead
Type: Hard Cover
Dimensions: 1'' x 9.5'' x 6.5''
Item Number: 9780385542364