Catalog

Record Details

Catalog Search



The underground railroad : a novel / Colson Whitehead.

Whitehead, Colson, 1969- (author.). Turpin, Bahni, (narrator.). Playaway Digital Audio. (Added Author). Findaway World, LLC. (Added Author). Penguin Random House. (Added Author).

Links

Available copies

  • 1 of 2 copies available at Bibliomation.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
New Milford Public Library PLAY F WHITE (Text to phone) 34021137039679 Adult Fiction Playaway Checked out 05/11/2018
Ridgefield Library FIC WHITEHEAD (Text to phone) 34010138636971 Adult Fiction Playaway Available -
 Gift: Made available through the generosity of the Paul and Johanna Laszig Fund for the Elderly.

Record details

Content descriptions

General Note:
Title from container.
"HD."
"LIGHT."
"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.
Participant or Performer Note:
Read by Bahni Turpin.
Summary, etc.:
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 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.
Subject: Underground Railroad > Fiction.
Fugitive slaves > United States > Fiction.
United States > History > 19th century > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Audiobooks.
Loading...

Additional Resources