Washington Black

Washington Black

A Novel

Book - 2018
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Washington Black, an eleven-year-old slave, is chosen to be the manservant of Christopher Wilde who takes him on adventures around the globe.
Publisher: Toronto : Patrick Crean Editions, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, [2018]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9781443423380
Characteristics: 419 pages


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SPL_Brittany Sep 20, 2018

Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize (2018), Edugyan writes a fast-paced and compelling historical fiction novel that begins in Barbados in 1830, as we follow Washington Black (Wash) first as a slave, then unexpectedly as a manservant to his masters younger brother Titch who chooses him to assist with Titch’s scientific experiments. An unexpected death has Wash fleeing the island, and later a shocking betrayal has Wash travelling all over the world as he tries to define who he is and where he fits in, in a world where tensions exist between individual goodwill and systematic oppression.

Edugyan novel is filled with lyrical prose and richly detailed locations as we follow Wash in his journey as he strives to define himself. This novel is perfect for book clubs and readers who enjoy historical fiction that is character-driven and is set during the 19th century.

debwalker Jul 24, 2018

Another Canadian author makes the 2018 Man Booker Prize long list!

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