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The Underground Railroad

(2016)
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Awards
Arthur C. Clarke Award Best Book
Booker Prize Best Novel (nominee)
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel (nominee)
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Best Book
National Book Award for Fiction Best Book
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, this #1 New York Times bestseller chronicles a young slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South. The basis for the acclaimed original Amazon Prime Video series directed by Barry Jenkins.

Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. An outcast even among her fellow Africans, she is on the cusp of womanhood—where greater pain awaits. And so when Caesar, a slave who has recently arrived from Virginia, urges her to join him on the Underground Railroad, she seizes the opportunity and escapes with him.

In Colson Whitehead's ingenious conception, the Underground Railroad is no mere metaphor: engineers and conductors operate a secret network of actual tracks and tunnels beneath the Southern soil. Cora embarks on a harrowing flight from one state to the next, encountering, like Gulliver, strange yet familiar iterations of her own world at each stop.

As Whitehead brilliantly re-creates the terrors of the antebellum era, he weaves in the saga of our nation, from the brutal abduction of Africans to the unfulfilled promises of the present day.
The Underground Railroad is both the gripping tale of one woman's will to escape the horrors of bondage—and a powerful meditation on the history we all share.

Look for Colson Whitehead’s bestselling new novel, Harlem Shuffle!

Genre: Historical

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October 2016 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Underground Railroad: Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 2017
Author(s): Colson Whitehead
ISBN: 0-7088-9839-4 / 978-0-7088-9839-0 (UK edition)
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August 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Underground Railroad
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ISBN: 0-385-53703-4 / 978-0-385-53703-2 (USA edition)
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January 1900 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Underground Railroad (Pulitzer Prize Winner) (National Book Award Winner) (Oprah's Book Club): A Novel
Author(s): Colson Whitehead
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2016 : Hardback
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Title: The Underground Railroad (Signed First Edition of this 2016 National Book Award Winner)
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Publisher: Doubleday, New York
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January 1900 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Underground Railroad (Television Tie-in)
Author(s): Colson Whitehead
ISBN: 0-593-31476-X / 978-0-593-31476-0 (USA edition)
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April 2021 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Underground Railroad: Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 2017
Author(s): Colson Whitehead
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January 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Underground Railroad: A Novel
Author(s): Colson Whitehead
ISBN: 0-345-80432-5 / 978-0-345-80432-7 (USA edition)
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April 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Underground Railroad: Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 2017
Author(s): Colson Whitehead
ISBN: 0-7088-9840-8 / 978-0-7088-9840-6 (UK edition)
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May 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: Underground Railroad Exp
Author(s): Colson Whitehead
ISBN: 0-525-43570-0 / 978-0-525-43570-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Penguin Random House USA Ex
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October 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Underground Railroad (Canceled) (Random House Large Print)
Author(s): Colson Whitehead
ISBN: 1-5247-3463-2 / 978-1-5247-3463-3 (USA edition)
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August 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Underground Railroad: Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 2017
Author(s): Colson Whitehead
ISBN: 0-7088-9837-8 / 978-0-7088-9837-6 (UK edition)
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August 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Underground Railroad: A Novel (Random House Large Print)
Author(s): Colson Whitehead
ISBN: 1-5247-3630-9 / 978-1-5247-3630-9 (USA edition)
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September 2017 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Underground Railroad
Author(s): Colson Whitehead
ISBN: 1-5100-8778-8 / 978-1-5100-8778-1 (UK edition)
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October 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Underground Railroad
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October 2016 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Underground Railroad
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August 2016 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Underground Railroad
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ISBN: 0-7352-8557-8 / 978-0-7352-8557-6 (USA edition)
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August 2016 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Underground Railroad
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ISBN: 1-5247-3625-2 / 978-1-5247-3625-5 (USA edition)
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August 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Underground Railroad (Television Tie-in): A Novel
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August 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Underground Railroad (Television Tie-in): A Novel
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October 2016 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Underground Railroad: LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2017
Author(s): Colson Whitehead
Publisher: Fleet
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August 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Underground Railroad (Pulitzer Prize Winner) (National Book Award Winner) (Oprah's Book Club): A Novel
Author(s): Colson Whitehead
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August 2016 : Australia Kindle edition
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Title: The Underground Railroad: Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 2017
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