The Underground Railroad a novel
|Format:||Book on MP3 Disc 2016|
|Availability:||Available at 5 Libraries 5 of 6 copies|
SummaryCora 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 ingenious 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.
Fugitive slaves -- United States -- Fiction.
United States -- History -- 19th century -- Fiction.
|Publisher|| Solon, Ohio :2016
Playaway Digital Audio.
Findaway World, LLC.
Penguin Random House.
Read by Bahni Turpin.
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.
1 audio media player (approximately 11 hr.) : digital, HD audio ; 3 1/4 x 2 in.