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The Underground Railroad

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The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
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Jan 30, 2018 | ISBN 9780345804327

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“Terrific.” —Barack Obama
“An American masterpiece.” —NPR
“Stunningly daring.”The New York Times Book Review

“A triumph.” The Washington Post

“Potent. . . .  Devastating. . . . Essential.” —Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

“Whitehead’s best work and an important American novel.” The Boston Globe

“Electrifying. . . . Tense, graphic, uplifting and informed, this is a story to share and remember.” People

“Heart-stopping.” —Oprah Winfrey

“The Underground Railroad is inquiring into the very soul of American democracy. . . . A stirring exploration of the American experiment.” The Wall Street Journal

“A brilliant reimagining of antebellum America.” The New Republic

“Colson Whitehead’s book blends the fanciful and the horrific, the deeply emotional and the coolly intellectual. Whathe comes up with is an American masterpiece.” —Ann Patchett, author of Bel Canto

The Underground Railroad enters the pantheon of . . . the Great American Novels. . . . A wonderful reminder of whatgreat literature is supposed to do: open our eyes, challengeus, and leave us changed by the end.” Esquire

“[Whitehead] is the best living American novelist.”Chicago Tribune

“Masterful, urgent. . . . One of the finest novels written aboutour country’s still unabsolved original sin.” USA Today

“Brilliant. . . . An instant classic that makes vivid the darkest, most horrific corners of America’s history of brutality against black people.” HuffPost

“Singular, utterly riveting. . . . You’ll be shaken and stunned by Whitehead’s imaginative brilliance. . . . The Underground Railroad is a book both timeless and timely. It is a book for now; it is a book that is necessary.” BuzzFeed

“Whitehead is a writer of extraordinary stylistic powers. . . . [The Underground Railroad] offers many testaments to Whitehead’s considerable talents and examines a deeply relevant and disturbing period of American history.” The Christian Science Monitor

“[An] ingenious novel. . . . A successful amalgam: a realistically imagined slave narrative and a crafty allegory; a tense adventure tale and a meditation on America’s defining values.” Minneapolis Star Tribune

“Whitehead’s novel unflinchingly turns our attention to the foundations of the America we know now.” Elle

“Perfectly balances the realism of its subject with fabulist touches that render it freshly illuminating.” Time

“I haven’t been as simultaneously moved and entertained bya book for many years. This is a luminous, furious, wildly inventive tale that not only shines a bright light on one of the darkest periods of history, but also opens up thrilling new vistas for the form of the novel itself.” —Alex Preston, The Guardian


Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction WINNER 2017

Arthur C. Clarke Award WINNER 2017

Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize WINNER 2017

National Book Award WINNER 2016

New York Times 10 Best Books of the Year WINNER 2016

Pulitzer Prize (Fiction) WINNER 2017

Dayton Literary Peace Prize for Fiction FINALIST 2017

Man Booker Prize for Fiction LONGLIST 2017

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