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Control # 1 2016000643
Control # Id 3 DLC
Date 5 20170209151739.0
Fixed Data 8 160129s2016 nyu 000 1 eng
LC Card 10    $a 2016000643
ISBN 20    $a9780385542364 (hardcover)
Obsolete 39    $a147284$cTLC
Cat. Source 40    $aDLC$beng$erda$cDLC$dDLC
Authen. Ctr. 42    $apcc
Geog. Area 43    $an-us---
Tag 49 49    $aALPE516
Local Call # 92    $aFic $b/ /WHITEHEAD
ME:Pers Name 100 $aWhitehead, Colson,$d1969-
Title 245 14 $aThe underground railroad :$ba novel /$cColson Whitehead.
Tag 264 264  1 $aNew York :$bDoubleday,$c[2016]
Phys Descrpt 300    $a306 pages ;$c25 cm
Tag 336 336    $atext$2rdacontent
Tag 337 337    $aunmediated$2rdamedia
Tag 338 338    $avolume$2rdacarrier
Abstract 520    $aCora 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. -- Publisher.
Subj:Topical 650  0 $aUnderground Railroad$xFiction.
Subj:Topical 650  0 $aFugitive slaves$xFiction.
Subj:Geog. 651  0 $aUnited States$xHistory$y19th century$xFiction.
Tag 949 949 $aFF$cFic$dWHITEHEAD$g33781002224356$nc.1$p27.00$5N