The Resource Underground airlines, Ben H. Winters

Underground airlines, Ben H. Winters

Label
Underground airlines
Title
Underground airlines
Statement of responsibility
Ben H. Winters
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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 Marshal 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."--
Summary
In these particular United States, the Civil War never happened and slavery is still legal in four states. Sent to Indiana, where he's tasked with locating a fugitive slave, Victor, an African-American U.S. Marshal, infiltrates abolitionist circles and risks blowing his cover when he decides to aid a struggling family he meets along the way. Don't miss this thought-provoking novel by the author of the apocalyptic Last Policeman trilogy. -- Description by Shauna Griffin
Theme
Storyline
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Tone
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Character
Award
Sidewise Awards for Alternate History, 2016.
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Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10515970
Cataloging source
DLC
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Winters, Ben H
Dewey number
813/.6
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bounty hunters
  • Slavery
  • Conspiracies
  • FICTION / Thrillers
  • FICTION / Alternative History
  • Bounty hunters
  • Conspiracies
  • Slavery
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
Underground airlines, 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
Control code
ocn928614054
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
327 pages
Isbn
9780316261241
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015041417
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)928614054
Label
Underground airlines, 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
Control code
ocn928614054
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
327 pages
Isbn
9780316261241
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015041417
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)928614054

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