Join MashReads, Mashable's social book club, for a night of books, friends and food as we chat with Colson Whitehead about his latest novel The Underground Railroad on October 25 at 6:30pm ET at MashableHQ in New York City.
Underground Railroad follows Cora, a girl born into slavery on a Georgia plantation. After witnessing the cruelty of a new master, Cora and her friend Caesar run away, attempting to escape to a new life. But their bid for freedom quickly goes awry when Cora kills a young white bounty hunter during their escape attempt. Soon Cora and Caesar are fleeing a manhunt, led by the infamous hunter Ridgeway, as they struggle to make their way to freedom.
Harrowing and insightful, Underground Railroad explores how the institution of slavery shaped America and what it took to free slaves from its grasp.
We hope you can join us in discussing this incredible novel.