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Book review: The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

Hurtling along, 'the Underground Railroad' is a novel by African American writer Colson Whitehead. The underground railroad is a metaphor for a secret network involving safe houses carrying slaves from the South to the Free States. Whitehead takes this idea to another level here. His book features a subterranean tunnel, like the tube, through which people are taken to safety on a steam locomotive.