Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
Recommendation from Daniel K:
Grounded, yet hallucinatory, and pioneering yet simple, Underground Railroad blends the lines between genres and tells a powerful and memorable story. Through this unique piece of fiction, Colson Whitehead creates what could prove to be a modern masterpiece out of a cruel history. Follow Cora, an escaped slave on her quest to find freedom and come to terms with the persistent cruelty of the world she inhabits as she evades capture by the relentless and cruel slave catcher Ridgeway. Intense and fast-paced, this book is hard to put down until you’ve read it all.