Submitted by dschuller on Fri, 2017-03-10 16:15
The speculative fiction of Ben Winters' Underground Airlines inhabits a 21st Century wherein the peculiar institution of slavery continues to thrive. These "altered states" of America turn into a parallel universe when an imminent Civil War is averted through the Crittenden Compromise, a pact enforcing slavery as a constitutional right in select southern states. Subsequently, Winters' novel is inverted at its core and reads, in part, as a thrilling postmodern slave narrative—its protagonist, Victor, an antithesis of Harry Tubman, covertly laboring as "soul catcher" tasked with returning a fugitive slave to the modern day plantation of a corporate factory.
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Published: Mulholland Books - July 5th, 2016
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Published: Mulholland Books - July 18th, 2017