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Washington Black

Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2018
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Cover TextSHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2018
'A masterpiece' Attica Locke
'Strong, beautiful and beguiling' Observer
'Destined to become a future classic ... that rare book that should appeal to every kind of reader' Guardian
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 them. 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 together, but then Titch disappears and Washington must make his way alone, following the promise of freedom further than he ever dreamed possible.
Inspired by a true story, Washington Black is an extraordinary tale of a world destroyed and made whole again.
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ISBN/GTIN978-1-78816-298-2
Product TypePaperback
BindingPaperback
FormatA-format paperback
Publishing year2019
Publishing date04/04/2019
First Day of Sale04/04/2019
Pages432 pages
LanguageEnglish
SizeWidth 108 mm, Height 178 mm, Thickness 30 mm
Weight270 g
Article no.31423252
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PrefaceEscape is only the beginning
CritiqueWashington Black is a profoundly humane story about false idols, the fickleness of fortune and whether a slave, once freed, can ever truly be free. The Times

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Edugyan, Esi
Esi Edugyan's Washington Black has been shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2018 and The Scotiabank Giller Prize 2018. Her previous novel, Half Blood Blues won the Scotiabank Giller Prize and was a finalist for the Man Booker Prize, the Governor-General's Literary Award, the Rogers Writers' Trust Prize, and the Orange Prize. She lives in Victoria, British Columbia