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Washington Black : a novel

Author: Esi Edugyan
Publisher: London : Serpent's Tail, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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. To his surprise, the eccentric Christopher 'Titch' Wilde is a naturalist, explorer, inventor and abolitionist, and he wants Washington to help him create the perfect aerial machine.
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Genre/Form: Canadian fiction
Historical
History
Action and adventure fiction
Fiction
Historical fiction
Modern & contemporary fiction
Additional Physical Format: Ebook version :
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Esi Edugyan
ISBN: 9781781258972 178125897X 9781846689598 1846689597
OCLC Number: 1046484553
Notes: Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2018.
Awards: Short-listed for LA Times Book Prize 2019 (UK)
Long-listed for PEN USA Literary Awards 2019 (UK)
Description: 419 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Esi Edugyan.

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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. To his surprise, the eccentric Christopher 'Titch' Wilde is a naturalist, explorer, inventor and abolitionist, and he wants Washington to help him create the perfect aerial machine.

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