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Washington Black : a novel

Author: Esi Edugyan
Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Canada : Patrick Crean Editions, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Washington Black is an eleven-year-old field slave who knows no other life than the Barbados sugar plantation where he was born. When his master's eccentric brother chooses him to be his manservant, Wash is terrified of the cruelties he is certain await him. But Christopher Wilde, or "Titch," is a naturalist, explorer, scientist, inventor, and abolitionist. He initiates Wash into a world where a flying machine can  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Historical fiction
Action and adventure fiction
Fiction
Novels
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Esi Edugyan
ISBN: 9781443423380 1443423386
OCLC Number: 1050864326
Awards: Shortlisted for the 2018 Scotiabank Giller Prize.
Shortlisted for the 2018 Man Booker Prize.
Description: 419 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Esi Edugyan.

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Washington Black is an eleven-year-old field slave who knows no other life than the Barbados sugar plantation where he was born. When his master's eccentric brother chooses him to be his manservant, Wash is terrified of the cruelties he is certain await him. But Christopher Wilde, or "Titch," is a naturalist, explorer, scientist, inventor, and abolitionist. He initiates Wash into a world where a flying machine can carry a man across the sky; where two people, separated by an impossible divide, might begin to see each other as human; and where a boy born in chains can embrace a life of dignity and meaning. But when a man is killed and a bounty is placed on Wash's head, Titch abandons everything to save him. What follows is their flight along the eastern coast of America, and, finally, to a remote outpost in the Arctic, where Wash, left on his own, must invent another new life.

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