In Ben Winters’ “incredibly inspired and ambitious” Underground Airlines, 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, and slavery still exists. The story centers on Victor, a former slave who works as a bounty hunter for the U.S. Marshals Service, tracking runaway slaves. Readers called it “urgent,” “ominous,” and “believable and thought-provoking.” One praised the alternative history and thriller as “edgy, compelling, and persuasive in confronting questions of ethics and moral courage."
published by Mulholland Books distributed by the Hachette Book Group Product SKU: 9780316261241
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