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The Resource Underground airlines, Ben H. Winters

Underground airlines, Ben H. Winters

Label
Underground airlines
Title
Underground airlines
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 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 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 is hot on the trail. But his strange, increasingly uncanny pursuit is complicated by a boss who will not 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
Cataloging source
DKDLA
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Winters, Ben H
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Alternative histories (Fiction)
  • Conspiracies
  • Bounty hunters
  • Slavery
Target audience
adult
Label
Underground airlines, Ben H. Winters
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • cri
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000058535134
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
327 pages
Isbn
9781780894317
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)926821926
Label
Underground airlines, Ben H. Winters
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • cri
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000058535134
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
327 pages
Isbn
9781780894317
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)926821926

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