The novel tells the story of Cora, a young slave on a cotton plantation. As she approaches womanhood, Cora realizes that her life as a slave will soon be filled with more and more pain and suffering. She makes a daring escape and travels her way across the country using the underground railroad - but she is not alone, and danger is close behind. Cora's story is a true odyssey as she encounters new friends and foes every step of the way.
The Underground Railroad
has already won the National Book Award, has been selected for Oprah's Book Club, and will be adapted into a TV series by Moonlight
director Barry Jenkins. The novel has also won the Andrew Carnegie medal for fiction.
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