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The Resource Underground Airlines : a novel, Ben H. Winters

Underground Airlines : a novel, Ben H. Winters

Label
Underground Airlines : a novel
Title
Underground Airlines
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Ben H. Winters
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"It is the present-day, and the world is as we know it: smartphones, social networking and Happy Meals. Save for one thing: the Civil War never occurred. A gifted young Black man calling himself Victor has struck a bargain with federal law enforcement, working as a bounty hunter for the US Marshall Service. 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. A mystery to himself, Victor suppresses his memories of his childhood on a plantation, and works to infiltrate the local cell of an 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 himself may be the biggest obstacle of all--though his true self remains buried, it threatens to surface. 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"--
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
Sidewise Awards for Alternate History, 2016.
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Provided by publisher
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10515970
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Winters, Ben H
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bounty hunters
  • Slavery
  • Fugitive slaves
  • Conspiracies
Target audience
general
Label
Underground Airlines : a novel, Ben H. Winters
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
327 pages
Isbn
9780316261241
Isbn Type
: HRD
Lccn
2015041417
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)928614054
  • (DLC)2762629
Label
Underground Airlines : a novel, Ben H. Winters
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
327 pages
Isbn
9780316261241
Isbn Type
: HRD
Lccn
2015041417
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)928614054
  • (DLC)2762629

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