The Underground Railroad By Colson Whitehead

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Colson Whitehead's THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD was already one of the most heralded works of fiction being published this fall, and his upcoming appearance in Atlanta one of the most anticipated literary events of the season. On Tuesday, the "railroad" got fast-tracked. Oprah Winfrey selected the work as her book club pick, it received a glowing review in The New York Times, and the novel was released six weeks in advance of its original publication date.

Whitehead's tour stop is still scheduled for Wednesday, September 21 at 7 PM at the Carter Center.

Attending the book talk and signing will require a ticket. Tickets are free with the purchase of the book from A Cappella Books, plus an additional $10 if individuals would like to bring a guest.

Cora is a young slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia, where life is hell and the greater pain of womanhood awaits, creeping nearer every day. When she's convinced by a new arrival to take a terrifying risk and escape, THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD, the new novel by prize-winning, bestselling author Colson Whitehead, comes into its full brilliance. In Whitehead’s ingenious conception, the Underground Railroad is no mere metaphor—engineers and conductors operate a secret network of tracks and tunnels beneath the Southern soil. Like the protagonist of Gulliver’s Travels, Cora encounters different worlds at each stage of her journey, weaving a narrative that is at once a kinetic adventure tale of one woman’s ferocious will to survive and a shattering, powerful meditation on the history we all share.
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