12 December 2017
The Underground Railroad
Colson Whitehead


This was the farthest she had ever been from home. Even if she were dragged away at this moment and put in chains, she would still have these miles.
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Much of what they said could apply to any former slave who overheard them. A plantation was a plantation; one might think one's misfortunes distinct, but the true horror lay in their universality.
. . .
Sometimes a useful delusion is better than a useless truth.