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Washington Black

(2018)
A novel by

 
 
Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2018

From the author of the award-winning international best seller Half-Blood Blues comes a dazzling new novel, about a boy who rises from the ashes of slavery to become a free man of the world.

George Washington Black, or "Wash", an 11-year-old field slave on a Barbados sugar plantation, is terrified to be chosen by his master's brother as his manservant. To his surprise, the eccentric Christopher Wilde turns out to be a naturalist, explorer, inventor, and abolitionist. Soon Wash is initiated into a world where a flying machine can carry a man across the sky, where even a boy born in chains may embrace a life of dignity and meaning - and where two people, separated by an impossible divide, can begin to see each other as human. But when a man is killed and a bounty is placed on Wash's head, Christopher and Wash must abandon everything. What follows is their flight along the eastern coast of America, and, finally, to a remote outpost in the Arctic. What brings Christopher and Wash together will tear them apart, propelling Wash even further across the globe in search of his true self.

From the blistering cane fields of the Caribbean to the frozen Far North, from the earliest aquariums of London to the eerie deserts of Morocco, Washington Black tells a story of self-invention and betrayal, of love and redemption, of a world destroyed and made whole again, and asks the question, What is true freedom?

Genre: Literary Fiction

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"A masterpiece." - Attica Locke


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December 2018 : USA Library Binding

Title: Washington Black
Author(s): Esi Edugyan
ISBN: 1-64358-007-8 / 978-1-64358-007-4 (USA edition)
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Title: Washington Black: Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2018
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ISBN: 1-84668-959-7 / 978-1-84668-959-8 (UK edition)
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Title: Washington Black
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Title: Washington Black
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Title: Washington Black: A novel
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Title: Washington Black: A Novel
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Title: Washington Black: Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2018
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