Washington Black (Hardback)
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Washington Black (Hardback)

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Hardback 432 Pages / Published: 02/08/2018
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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
ISBN: 9781846689598
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 575 g
Dimensions: 222 x 144 x 38 mm
Edition: Main


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'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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“An epic journey to freedom...”

This cleverly written, innovative novel told through the eyes of young slave ‘ Washington Black ‘ is given an opportunity to obtain his freedom by becoming his master’s brother’s right hand man. Together they takes... More

Hardback edition
1 similar book recommended
30th July 2018
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“Washington Black”

My seventh book from the longlist is another choice that may have surprised people, and I found it a very enjoyable read. It gives the adventure story a modern twist by making its eponymous hero a slave born on a... More

Hardback edition
7th August 2018
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“Dazzlingly Good”

This is the story of Washington Black, and what a story we are given. It is certainly a dazzling adventure story but also, importantly, it does not hold back on describing the terrible social injustices and widespread... More

Hardback edition
27th May 2018
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