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Washington Black: A novel

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Grouped Work ID1b7c97a1-d650-84e4-d6b2-71a4dc016c7b
Grouping Titlewashington black
Grouping Authoresi edugyan
Grouping Categorybook
Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2022-01-24 05:22:54AM
Last Indexed2022-01-24 05:38:27AM
Novelist Primary ISBN9780525521426

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authorEdugyan, Esi
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display_descriptionONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW'S TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR • MAN BOOKER PRIZE FINALIST “A gripping historical narrative exploring both the bounds of slavery and what it means to be truly free.” —Vanity Fair

Eleven-year-old George Washington Black—or Wash—a field slave on a Barbados sugar plantation, is initially terrified when he is chosen as the manservant of his master’s brother. To his surprise, however, 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, they must abandon everything and flee together. Over the course of their travels, what brings Wash and Christopher together will tear them apart, propelling Wash ever farther across the globe in search of his true self. Spanning the Caribbean to the frozen Far North, London to Morocco, Washington Black is a story of self-invention and betrayal, of love and redemption, and of a world destroyed and made whole again.
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publisherAlfred A. Knopf,
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
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ils:730059BookBooksFirst United States editionEnglishAlfred A. Knopf2018333 pages ; 25 cm
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subject_facetBarbados -- Fiction
Historical fiction
Identity (Psychology) -- Fiction
Slavery -- Fiction
Sugar plantations -- Fiction
Voyages and travels -- Fiction
title_displayWashington Black
title_fullWashington Black / Esi Edugyan
Washington Black A novel
title_shortWashington Black
title_subA novel
topic_facetAfrican American Fiction
Historical Fiction
Identity (Psychology)
Sugar plantations
Voyages and travels