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  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 05 July 2016
  • ISBN : 9780316261234
  • Page : 336 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 265 voters

Underground Airlines Book Summary/Review:

The bestselling book that asks the question: what would present-day America look like if the Civil War never happened? A New York Times bestseller; a Goodreads Choice finalist; named one of the Best Books of the Year by NPR, Slate, Publishers Weekly, Hudson Bookseller, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Kirkus Reviews, AudioFile Magazine, and Amazon A young black man calling himself Victor has struck a bargain with federal law enforcement, working as a bounty hunter for the US Marshall Service in exchange for his freedom. He's got plenty of work. In this version of America, slavery continues in four states called "the Hard Four." On the trail of a runaway known as Jackdaw, Victor arrives in Indianapolis knowing that something isn't right -- with the case file, with his work, and with the country itself. As he works to infiltrate the local cell of a abolitionist movement called the Underground Airlines, tracking Jackdaw through the back rooms of churches, empty parking garages, hotels, and medical offices, Victor believes he's hot on the trail. But his strange, increasingly uncanny pursuit is complicated by a boss who won't reveal the extraordinary stakes of Jackdaw's case, as well as by a heartbreaking young woman and her child -- who may be Victor's salvation. Victor believes himself to be a good man doing bad work, unwilling to give up the freedom he has worked so hard to earn. But in pursuing Jackdaw, Victor discovers secrets at the core of the country's arrangement with the Hard Four, secrets the government will preserve at any cost. Underground Airlines is a ground-breaking novel, a wickedly imaginative thriller, and a story of an America that is more like our own than we'd like to believe.

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Underground Airlines

Underground Airlines
  • Author : Ben H. Winters
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2016-07-05
  • ISBN : 9780316261234
GET THIS BOOKUnderground Airlines

The bestselling book that asks the question: what would present-day America look like if the Civil War never happened? A New York Times bestseller; a Goodreads Choice finalist; named one of the Best Books of the Year by NPR, Slate, Publishers Weekly, Hudson Bookseller, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Kirkus Reviews, AudioFile Magazine, and Amazon A young black man calling himself Victor has struck a bargain with federal law enforcement, working as a bounty hunter for the US Marshall Service in exchange

Slavery and the Post-Black Imagination

Slavery and the Post-Black Imagination
  • Author : Bertram D. Ashe,Ilka Saal
  • Publisher : University of Washington Press
  • Release Date : 2019-12-24
  • ISBN : 9780295746654
GET THIS BOOKSlavery and the Post-Black Imagination

From Kara Walker’s hellscape antebellum silhouettes to Paul Beatty’s bizarre twist on slavery in The Sellout and from Colson Whitehead’s literal Underground Railroad to Jordan Peele’s body-snatching Get Out, this volume offers commentary on contemporary artistic works that present, like musical deep cuts, some challenging “alternate takes” on American slavery. These artists deliberately confront and negotiate the psychic and representational legacies of slavery to imagine possibilities and change. The essays in this volume explore the conceptions

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  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2020-11-26
  • ISBN : 9783030482442
GET THIS BOOKThe Palgrave Handbook of Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Literature and Science

This handbook illustrates the evolution of literature and science, in collaboration and contestation, across the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The essays it gathers question the charged rhetoric that pits science against the humanities while also demonstrating the ways in which the convergence of literary and scientific approaches strengthens cultural analyses of colonialism, race, sex, labor, state formation, and environmental destruction. The broad scope of this collection explores the shifting relations between literature and science that have shaped our own cultural

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  • Author : Anthony Livingston Hall
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release Date : 2017-04-04
  • ISBN : 9781532017247
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ANTHONY L. HALL takes aim at the global events of 2016 with a unique and refreshing perspective. Here are some topics in this twelfth volume of his writings: Hillary Calling Half of Trumps Supporters a Basket of Deplorables Hillary was only half right But the most troubling thing is not how deplorable they are; its how willing they are to elect an even more deplorable man as president of the United Sates. The latter is what I find incomprehensible unforgivable. Brexit

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  • Author : Sharon Marcus,Caitlin Zaloom
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-06-25
  • ISBN : 9780231548717
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Since 2012, Public Books has championed a new kind of community for intellectual engagement, discussion, and action. An online magazine that unites the best of the university with the openness of the internet, Public Books is where new ideas are debuted, old facts revived, and dangerous illusions dismantled. Here, young scholars present fresh thinking to audiences outside the academy, accomplished authors weigh in on timely issues, and a wide range of readers encounter the most vital academic insights and explore what

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  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2019-01-24
  • ISBN : 9781473539501
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___________________ 'A prescient, devastating commentary on humanity’s disintegrating attachment to reality and truth... Winters has written a 1984 for the 21st century. Not just a thrilling book, but an important one' Blake Crouch, author of Dark Matter and TV series Wayward Pines 'A dystopia for our times' Financial Times ‘A wry commentary on our current era’ Guardian ___________________ Welcome to Golden State, where the worst crime you can commit is to lie. Laz Ratesic is a veteran of the State’s special

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  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Release Date : 2020-11-05
  • ISBN : 9781793630643
GET THIS BOOKRepresentations of Political Resistance and Emancipation in Science Fiction

In a world in which political opportunity and liberation seem far away, the genre of science fiction grows in cultural importance and popularity. The contributors to this collection are political and social theorists from a range of disciplines who use science fiction as inspiration for new theories and examples of speculative politics. In dystopian governments, they find locations and forms of resistance. Representations of Political Resistance and Emancipation in Science Fiction explores a range of political and social theoretical concerns

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  • Author : Christopher Castiglia,Susan Gillman
  • Publisher : University of Pennsylvania Press
  • Release Date : 2022-03-11
  • ISBN : 9780812298277
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The usefulness of time and place as defining categories would seem to be baked into the very notion of nineteenth-century American literary studies, yet they have challenged scholars practically since the field's inception. In Neither the Time nor the Place seventeen critics consider how the space-time dyad has both troubled and invigorated Americanist scholarship in recent decades and make explicit how time and place are best considered in tandem, interrogating each other. Taken together, the essays challenge depictions of place

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  • Author : Derek C. Maus
  • Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • Release Date : 2019-03-12
  • ISBN : 9781496821485
GET THIS BOOKConversations with Colson Whitehead

Since the publication of his first novel, The Intuitionist, in 1999, Colson Whitehead (b. 1969) has been considered an important new voice in American literature. His seven subsequent books have done little to contradict that initial assessment, especially after 2016’s The Underground Railroad spent many weeks at the top of bestseller lists and won numerous major literary awards, including the Pulitzer Prize. Ranging from 2001 to 2016, the twenty-three interviews collected in Conversations with Colson Whitehead reveal the workings of one of America’s

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  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release Date : 2018-01-30
  • ISBN : 9781532606670
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Stressed out? Swimming in a sea of screens? Worried about our beloved, endangered earth yet uncertain how to work for change? If this sounds familiar, you're not alone. In this intelligent guide to mindfulness in the digital age, writer and teacher Amy Weldon describes how practicing life as an artist can help you wake yourself up and take back control of your attention, your money, your time, and the health of our society and our planet. Traveling from farm to

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  • Author : Gardner Dozois
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
  • Release Date : 1984-04-15
  • ISBN : 9781466807303
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This collection launched the popular and long-running "The Year's Best Science Fiction" series: Fantastic Science Fiction! The Year's Best -- And Biggest Collection Here's the cream of the crop: short stories, novelettes, novellas by science fiction writers already famous and awarded for their high-quality work in science fiction. Writers like: Poul Anderson Joe Haldeman Tanith Lee George R.R. Martin Robert Silverberg James Tiptree, Jr. Vernor Vinge Gene Wolfe Plus writers who are newer to the field, but just as

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  • Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
  • Release Date : 1990-05-15
  • ISBN : 9781466829466
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Reaching from the sky to the edge of the world, science fiction is the literature of the imagination, and this year's collection gathers into one volume the most imaginative, exciting, and intelligent fiction of 1989. This year's collection features works by many of science fiction's greatest writers--both veterans and newcomers--including: Neal Barret, Jr., Gregory Benford, Alan Brennert, John Crowley, Avram Davidson, Alexander Jablokov, Janet Kagan, William King, Kathe Koja, Nancy Kress, Megan Lindholm, Judith Moffett, Steven Popkes, Mike Resnick, Robert Sampson,

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  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2021-02-04
  • ISBN : 9781108757164
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  • Publisher : Catapult
  • Release Date : 2020-01-07
  • ISBN : 9781948226417
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  • Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
  • Release Date : 2018-07-03
  • ISBN : 9781250164643
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