Cora flees, but where will the railroad take her on this occasion? Novel about American slavery read by Clarke Peters.
Cora flees, but where will the railroad take her on this occasion?
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.