The Underground Railroad

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Clarke Peters (The Wire, Treme) reads The Underground Railroad, the new novel by Colson Whitehead. This brilliant and at times brutal novel about the history of slavery and racism in America won the US National Book Award for Fiction in 2016.

What if the underground railroad was a literal railroad? And what if each state, as a runaway slave was going north, was a different state of American possibility, an alternative America?

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.

Produced by Mair Bosworth

Abridged by Sara Davies

Read by Clarke Peters.

Clarke Peters (The Wire, Treme) reads The Underground Railroad, the new novel by Colson Whitehead. This brilliant and at times brutal novel about the history of slavery and racism in America won the US National Book Award for Fiction in 2016.

"What if the underground railroad was a literal railroad? And what if each state, as a runaway slave was going north, was a different state of American possibility, an alternative America?"

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.

Produced by Mair Bosworth
Abridged by Sara Davies
Read by Clarke Peters.

Colson Whitehead's vital novel about slavery, winner of the US National Book Award 2016.

Readings from modern classics, new works by leading writers and world literature

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 in ten parts by Sara Davies

Producer: Mair Bosworth

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2017.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2017.

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Cora and Caesar encounter the underground railroad for the first time.

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.

Abridged by Sara Davies

Producer: Mair Bosworth

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2017.

Colson Whitehead's vital novel about slavery, winner of the US National Book Award 2016.

Readings from modern classics, new works by leading writers and world literature

Clarke Peters (The Wire, Treme) reads The Underground Railroad, the new novel by Colson Whitehead, abridged for radio across 10 episodes. This brilliant and at times brutal novel about the history of slavery and racism in America won the US National Book Award for Fiction in 2016.

"What if the underground railroad was a literal railroad? And what if each state, as a runaway slave was going north, was a different state of American possibility, an alternative America?"

Produced by Mair Bosworth
Abridged by Sara Davies
Read by Clarke Peters.

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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.

Colson Whitehead's vital novel about slavery, winner of the US National Book Award 2016.

Readings from modern classics, new works by leading writers and world literature

Clarke Peters (The Wire, Treme) reads The Underground Railroad, the new novel by Colson Whitehead, abridged for radio across 10 episodes. This brilliant and at times brutal novel about the history of slavery and racism in America won the US National Book Award for Fiction in 2016.

"What if the underground railroad was a literal railroad? And what if each state, as a runaway slave was going north, was a different state of American possibility, an alternative America?"

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.

Produced by Mair Bosworth
Abridged by Sara Davies
Read by Clarke Peters.

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Cora takes on a job in the Museum of Natural Wonders.

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.

Colson Whitehead's vital novel about slavery, winner of the US National Book Award 2016.

Readings from modern classics, new works by leading writers and world literature

Clarke Peters (The Wire, Treme) reads The Underground Railroad, the new novel by Colson Whitehead, abridged for radio across 10 episodes. This brilliant and at times brutal novel about the history of slavery and racism in America won the US National Book Award for Fiction in 2016.

"What if the underground railroad was a literal railroad? And what if each state, as a runaway slave was going north, was a different state of American possibility, an alternative America?"

Produced by Mair Bosworth
Abridged by Sara Davies
Read by Clarke Peters.

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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.

Colson Whitehead's vital novel about slavery, winner of the US National Book Award 2016.

Readings from modern classics, new works by leading writers and world literature

Clarke Peters (The Wire, Treme) reads The Underground Railroad, the new novel by Colson Whitehead, abridged for radio across 10 episodes. This brilliant and at times brutal novel about the history of slavery and racism in America won the US National Book Award for Fiction in 2016.

"What if the underground railroad was a literal railroad? And what if each state, as a runaway slave was going north, was a different state of American possibility, an alternative America?"

Produced by Mair Bosworth
Abridged by Sara Davies
Read by Clarke Peters.

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Clarke Peters (The Wire, Treme) reads The Underground Railroad, the new novel by Colson Whitehead, abridged for radio across 10 episodes. This brilliant and at times brutal novel about the history of slavery and racism in America won the US National Book Award for Fiction in 2016.

What if the underground railroad was a literal railroad? And what if each state, as a runaway slave was going north, was a different state of American possibility, an alternative America?"

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.

Produced by Mair Bosworth

Abridged by Sara Davies

Read by Clarke Peters.

Clarke Peters (The Wire, Treme) reads The Underground Railroad, the new novel by Colson Whitehead, abridged for radio across 10 episodes. This brilliant and at times brutal novel about the history of slavery and racism in America won the US National Book Award for Fiction in 2016.

"What if the underground railroad was a literal railroad? And what if each state, as a runaway slave was going north, was a different state of American possibility, an alternative America?"

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.

Produced by Mair Bosworth
Abridged by Sara Davies
Read by Clarke Peters.

Still stranded in North Carolina, Cora awaits word from the underground railroad.

Readings from modern classics, new works by leading writers and world literature

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Clarke Peters (The Wire, Treme) reads The Underground Railroad, the new novel by Colson Whitehead, abridged for radio across 10 episodes. This brilliant and at times brutal novel about the history of slavery and racism in America won the US National Book Award for Fiction in 2016.

"What if the underground railroad was a literal railroad? And what if each state, as a runaway slave was going north, was a different state of American possibility, an alternative America?"

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.

Produced by Mair Bosworth
Abridged by Sara Davies
Read by Clarke Peters.

Ridgeway the slave catcher is determined to deliver Cora back to the Randall Plantation.

Readings from modern classics, new works by leading writers and world literature

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Clarke Peters (The Wire, Treme) reads The Underground Railroad, the new novel by Colson Whitehead, abridged for radio across 10 episodes. This brilliant and at times brutal novel about the history of slavery and racism in America won the US National Book Award for Fiction in 2016.

"What if the underground railroad was a literal railroad? And what if each state, as a runaway slave was going north, was a different state of American possibility, an alternative America?"

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.

Produced by Mair Bosworth
Abridged by Sara Davies
Read by Clarke Peters.

Cora meets freeborn men for the first time and begins a new life on the Valentine farm.

Readings from modern classics, new works by leading writers and world literature

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Clarke Peters (The Wire, Treme) reads The Underground Railroad, the new novel by Colson Whitehead, abridged for radio across 10 episodes. This brilliant and at times brutal novel about the history of slavery and racism in America won the US National Book Award for Fiction in 2016.

"What if the underground railroad was a literal railroad? And what if each state, as a runaway slave was going north, was a different state of American possibility, an alternative America?"

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.

Produced by Mair Bosworth
Abridged by Sara Davies
Read by Clarke Peters.

Cora's refuge, Valentine farm, comes under threat.

Readings from modern classics, new works by leading writers and world literature

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Clarke Peters (The Wire, Treme) reads The Underground Railroad, the new novel by Colson Whitehead, abridged for radio across 10 episodes. This brilliant and at times brutal novel about the history of slavery and racism in America won the US National Book Award for Fiction in 2016.

"What if the underground railroad was a literal railroad? And what if each state, as a runaway slave was going north, was a different state of American possibility, an alternative America?"

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.

Produced by Mair Bosworth
Abridged by Sara Davies
Read by Clarke Peters.

Cora faces Ridgeway once more and makes a final journey on the railroad.

Readings from modern classics, new works by leading writers and world literature