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The Underground RailroadThe story of Cora, a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia who escapes the violent regime under which she is forced to work. Travelling north via the underground railroad she hopes to find somewhere she can live a life of her own and meets various people who help or hinder her progress. Pursued always by Ridgeway, the relentless slavecatcher.
by Colson Whitehead
Score: 8.5
Published: 2016
Read: August 14th 2017

Comments


John said

Excellent, really good chase story and great characters, with loads of good history too. Although apparently the railroad itself wasn't real. Must be a metaphor I suppose. And it is on the 2017 Booker shortlist.

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