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Colson Whitehead

Recommended, Don’t Miss

Benaroya Hall Downtown
Thu., Feb. 15, 7:30 p.m. 2018

$35-$80 (sold out)

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Recommended by Rich Smith

Colson Whitehead won about every award an author could possibly win after the publication of The Underground Railroad, an un-put-downable piece of historical science fiction that exceeded even its own extremely high expectations. He pulled in the MacArthur "Genius" Grant, the National Book Award, the Whiting Award, and the Pulitzer Prize—a feat so rare, we don't even have an EGOT-type acronym for it. The story follows Cora, a third-generation slave who is prepared to take exactly zero shit from anyone as she travels through a literal underground railroad in an attempt to escape a life of bondage. It hums along like a potboiler, but it hits with the power of a classic. If you didn't get a chance to read it when everyone was buzzing about it, do yourself a favor and catch up!

Benaroya Hall

200 University St, Seattle, WA 98101

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  • Thu., Feb. 15, 7:30 p.m. 2018