#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTELLER and NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST
Get it, then get another copy for someone you know because you are definitely going to want to talk about it once you read that heart-stopping last page.
--Oprah Winfrey (Oprah's Book Club 2016 Selection)
[A] potent, almost hallucinatory novel... It possesses the chilling matter-of-fact power of the slave narratives collected by the Federal Writers Project in the 1930s, with echoes of Toni Morrison s Beloved, Victor Hugo s Les Miserables, Ralph Ellison s Invisible Man, and brush strokes borrowed from Jorge Luis Borges, Franz Kafka and Jonathan Swift He has told a story essential to our understanding of the American past and the American present.
--Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times
[T]hinkToni Morrison(Beloved), Alex Haley(Roots); think12 Years a Slave [A]n electrifying novel a great adventure tale, teeming with memorable characters Tense, graphic, uplifting and informed, this is a story to share and remember.
--People, (Book of the Week)
"With this novel, Colson Whitehead proves that he belongs on any short list of America's greatest authors--his talent and range are beyond impressive and impossible to ignore. The Underground Railroadis an American masterpiece, as much a searing document of a cruel history as a uniquely brilliant work of fiction."
--Michael Schaub, NPR
Far and away the most anticipated literary novel of the year, The Underground Railroad marks a new triumph for Whitehead [A] book that resonates with deep emotional timbre. The Underground Railroad reanimates the slave narrative, disrupts our settled sense of the past and stretches the ligaments of history right into our own era...The canon of essential novels about America's peculiar institution just grew by one.
--Ron Charles, Washington Post"show more