New Fiction: The Underground Railroad

Eithne Farry reviews The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead


New Fiction: The Underground Railroad

The Underground Railroad is a razor-sharp story of slavery and escape.

At the heart of the tale is Cora, who is subjected to relentless violence at the hands of her owners, but whose spirit remains undaunted.

Stealing away from the Georgia cotton plantation, she heads along on the tracks and tunnels of the underground railway and encounters all kinds of hell on her journey to freedom.

Colson Whitehead’s book has won the National Book Award for Fiction as well as being a #1 New York Times bestseller. 

The Underground Railroad‘ by Colson Whitehead (Fleet, £14.99) is out now.

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