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The runaways take on new identities and begin a new life across the state line. Novel about slavery read by Clarke Peters.

The runaways take on new identities and begin a new life across the state line.

Colson Whitehead's inventive novel follows Cora and Caesar as they escape from a Georgia slave plantation and run north in pursuit of freedom, aided by the
stationmasters and conductors of the Underground Railroad.

This brilliant and at times brutal novel about the history of slavery and racism in America, which won the US National Book Award for Fiction in 2016.

Read by Clarke Peters (The Wire, Treme)

Abridged by Sara Davies

Producer: Mair Bosworth

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2017.

21 days left to listen

15 minutes

Credits

Role Contributor
Reader Clarke Peters
Author Colson Whitehead
Abridger Sara Davies
Producer Mair Bosworth

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