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Colson Whitehead | The Underground Railroad

Tue, September 27, 2016 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

“Commanding a lush, poetic, mellifluous prose instrument” (The Nation) to turn a fantastical, satirical mirror on race and culture, Colson Whitehead is the author of the acclaimed novels The IntuitionistJohn Henry Days, and Zone One, as well as of the nonfiction works The Colossus of New York and The Noble Hustle. A Pulitzer Prize finalist, a MacArthur Fellowship recipient, and a PEN/Faulkner finalist, his nonfiction, essays, and reviews have appeared in many of America’s most read and prestigious periodicals. In The Underground Railroad, Whitehead follows a young slave’s harrowing and psychedelic journey to freedom on a supernatural train in the antebellum South.

Unfortunately, Ron Rash's book tour has been cancelled. We look forward to hosting him for his next book.

Please allow extra time to get to Parkway Central, due to extensive road work in the area.
 

Parkway Central Library
1901 Vine Street (between 19th and 20th Streets on the Parkway)
Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-567-4341

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