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Washington Black

(2018)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel (nominee)
Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2018

When two English brothers take the helm of a Barbados sugar plantation, Washington Black - an 11-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 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.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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"A masterpiece." - Attica Locke


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December 2018 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Washington Black
Author(s): Esi Edugyan
ISBN: 1-64358-007-8 / 978-1-64358-007-4 (USA edition)
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September 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: Washington Black: A novel
Author(s): Esi Edugyan
ISBN: 0-525-52142-9 / 978-0-525-52142-6 (USA edition)
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August 2018 : Canada Hardback
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Title: Washington Black: A Novel
Author(s): Esi Edugyan
ISBN: 1-4434-2338-6 / 978-1-4434-2338-0 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Patrick Crean Editions
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August 2018 : UK Hardback
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Title: Washington Black: Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2018
Author(s): Esi Edugyan
ISBN: 1-84668-959-7 / 978-1-84668-959-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Serpent's Tail
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Paperback Editions

August 2019 : Canada Paperback

Title: Washington Black: A Novel
Author(s): Esi Edugyan
ISBN: 1-4434-2339-4 / 978-1-4434-2339-7 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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April 2019 : Canada Paperback

Title: Washington Black
Author(s): Esi Edugyan
ISBN: 1-4434-5958-5 / 978-1-4434-5958-7 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Patrick Crean Editions
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April 2019 : Paperback
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Title: Washington Black: Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2018
Author(s): Esi Edugyan
ISBN: 1-78816-298-6 / 978-1-78816-298-2
Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
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April 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: Washington Black: Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2018
Author(s): Esi Edugyan
ISBN: 1-84668-960-0 / 978-1-84668-960-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Serpent's Tail
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September 2018 : Paperback
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Title: Washington Black: A Novel
Author(s): Esi Edugyan
ISBN: 1-5247-1144-6 / 978-1-5247-1144-3
Publisher: Random House LCC US
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August 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Washington Black
Author(s): Esi Edugyan
ISBN: 1-78125-897-X / 978-1-78125-897-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Serpent's Tail
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September 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Washington Black: A Novel
Author(s): Esi Edugyan
Publisher: Random House Audio
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August 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Washington Black
Author(s): Esi Edugyan
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
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August 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Washington Black
Author(s): Esi Edugyan
Publisher: Profile Audio
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August 2018 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Washington Black
Author(s): Esi Edugyan
Publisher: Profile Audio
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August 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Washington Black
Author(s): Esi Edugyan
Publisher: Profile Audio
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September 2018 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Washington Black: A novel
Author(s): Esi Edugyan
Publisher: Knopf
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August 2018 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Washington Black: A Novel
Author(s): Esi Edugyan
Publisher: Patrick Crean Editions
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August 2018 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Washington Black: Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2018
Author(s): Esi Edugyan
Publisher: Serpent's Tail
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