Washington Black (Hardback)Esi Edugyan (author)
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Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2018
'Washington Black is nothing short of a masterpiece... I loved it.' - Attica Locke
When two English brothers take the helm of a Barbados sugar plantation, Washington Black - an eleven year-old field slave - finds himself selected as personal servant to one of these men.
The eccentric Christopher 'Titch' Wilde is a naturalist, explorer, scientist, inventor and abolitionist, whose single-minded pursuit of the perfect aerial machine mystifies all around him. Titch's idealistic plans are soon shattered and Washington finds himself in mortal danger.
They escape the island together, but then Titch disappears and Washington must make his way alone, following the promise of freedom further than he ever dreamed possible. From the blistering cane fields of Barbados to the icy wastes of the Canadian Arctic, from the mud-drowned streets of London to the eerie deserts of Morocco, Washington Black teems with all the strangeness and mystery of life.
Inspired by a true story, Washington Black is the extraordinary tale of a world destroyed and made whole again.
Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 575 g
Dimensions: 222 x 144 x 38 mm
'Washington Black is nothing short of a masterpiece. Esi Edugyan has a rare talent for turning over little known stones of history and giving her reader a new lens on the world, a new way of understanding subject matter we arrogantly think we know everything about. This book is an epic adventure and a heartfelt tale about love and morality and their many contradictions. I loved it.' - Attica Locke
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