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The Resource Underground Airlines, Ben Winters, (electronic resource)

Underground Airlines, Ben Winters, (electronic resource)

Label
Underground Airlines
Title
Underground Airlines
Statement of responsibility
Ben Winters
Creator
Contributor
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 a 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 extraodinary 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. Underground Airlines is a ground-breaking novel, a wickedly imaginative thriller, and a story of an America that is more like our own than we'd like to believe
Cataloging source
B@L
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Winters, Ben H
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3623.I6735
LC item number
U53 2016
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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OverDrive, Inc
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  • Bounty hunters
  • Slavery
  • Conspiracies
  • Bounty hunters
  • Conspiracies
  • Slavery
  • United States
Label
Underground Airlines, Ben Winters, (electronic resource)
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780316261234
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
c8087e56-d438-4d21-9b00-0c5cb5dab661
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)952503017
  • (OCoLC)ocn952503017
Label
Underground Airlines, Ben Winters, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780316261234
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
c8087e56-d438-4d21-9b00-0c5cb5dab661
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)952503017
  • (OCoLC)ocn952503017

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