Hardback The underground railroad / Colson Whitehead.
Publication year: 2016
Publisher: London : Fleet,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9780708898390 (hbk.) :
Originally published: New York: Doubleday.
Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. All the slaves lead a hellish existence, but Cora has it worse than most; she is an outcast even among her fellow Africans and she is approaching womanhood, where it is clear even greater pain awaits. When Caesar, a slave recently arrived from Virginia, tells her about the Underground Railroad, they take the perilous decision to escape to the North. In Whitehead's razor-sharp imagining of the antebellum South, the Underground Railroad has assumed a physical form: a dilapidated box car pulled along subterranean tracks by a steam locomotive, picking up fugitives wherever it can. Cora and Caesar's first stop is South Carolina, in a city that initially seems like a haven. But its placid surface masks an infernal scheme designed for its unknowing black inhabitants.
306 pages ; 24 cm
A very brutal book, well written. The railroad aspect was interesting and it was interesting to see how different states treated the slaves. Very descriptive.