The underground railroad : a novel
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Published:
Solon, Ohio : Findaway World, LLC, [2016].
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Playaway
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Unabridged.
Physical Desc:
1 audio media player (approximately 11 hr.) : digital, HD audio ; 3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in.
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Cora 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.

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Language:
English
ISBN:
9781509426416, 1509426418
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890

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Title from container.
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"HD."
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"LIGHT."
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"Oprah's Book Club 2016 selection"--Container.
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Previously released by Penguin Random House LLC, ℗2016.
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Release date supplied by publisher.
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Issued on Playaway, a dedicated audio media player.
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One set of earphones and one AAA battery required for listening.
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Read by Bahni Turpin.
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Cora 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.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Whitehead, C., & Turpin, B. (2016). The underground railroad: a novel. Unabridged. Solon, Ohio: Findaway World, LLC.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Whitehead, Colson, 1969- and Bahni, Turpin. 2016. The Underground Railroad: A Novel. Solon, Ohio: Findaway World, LLC.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Whitehead, Colson, 1969- and Bahni, Turpin, The Underground Railroad: A Novel. Solon, Ohio: Findaway World, LLC, 2016.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Whitehead, Colson, and Bahni Turpin. The Underground Railroad: A Novel. Unabridged. Solon, Ohio: Findaway World, LLC, 2016.

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