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  • 20 of 25 copies available at Sage Library System.

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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.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Adams Public Library AF Whitehead (Text) 37810000056258 Adult Fiction Book Branch_Only_3months 03/02/2017 Available -
Athena Public Library FIC WHI (Text) 37813000146491 Adult Fiction Book Branch_Only_3months 11/23/2016 Available -
Baker County Library WHITEHEAD (Colson) (Text) 37814003025450 FICTION Book System_Only_3months 10/19/2016 Available -
Blue Mountain Community College Library 813.54 W58u (Text) 35410000166058 Main Collection Book Branch_Only_6months 08/22/2017 Available -
Columbia Gorge Community College Library 813.54 WHIT 2016 (Text) 39705000016179 Main Collection Book None 08/08/2016 Available -
Cook Memorial Library - La Grande F Whitehead, C (Text) 35178001605784 Adult Fiction Book None 11/19/2016 Available -
Elgin Public Library Whitehead Colson U53 (Text) 37827000288400 Adult Fiction Book None 04/29/2019 Available -
Fossil City Library FIC WHI (Text) 37830000056835 Adult Fiction Book None 05/10/2018 Available -
Gilliam County Library F WHIT (Text) 37823000153405 Adult Fiction Book None 09/22/2016 Available -
Grant County Library AF WHITEHEAD (Text) 37845000428388 Adult Fiction Book System_Only_6months 04/28/2017 In transit -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780385542364
  • Physical Description: 306 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Doubleday, [2016]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Oprah Book Club.
Summary, etc.:
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.
Awards Note:
National Book Award, Fiction, 2016.
Subject: Underground Railroad > Fiction.
Fugitive slaves > United States > Fiction.
Fugitives from justice > Fiction.
African Americans > Social conditions > Fiction.
United States > History > 19th century > Fiction.
United States > Race relations > Fiction.
Southern States > 19th century > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.

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