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Washington Black : a novel / Esi Edugyan.

Edugyan, Esi, (author.).

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  • ISBN: 9781443423380 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: 419 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Toronto : Patrick Crean Editions, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishersLtd, 2018.

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A dazzling, original novel of slavery and freedom. When two English brothers arrive at a Barbados sugar plantation, they bring with them a darkness beyond what the slaves have already known. Washington Black - an 11-year-old field slave - is horrified to find himself chosen to live in the quarters of one of these men. But the man is not as Washington expects him to be. His new master is the eccentric Christopher Wilde - naturalist, explorer, inventor and abolitionist - whose obsession to perfect a winged flying machine disturbs all who know him. But when a man is killed one fateful night, Washington is left to the mercy of his new masters. Christopher Wilde must choose between family ties and young Washington's life.
Subject: Slavery > Fiction.
Fugitive slaves > Fiction.
Scotiabank Giller Prize.
Barbados > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Canadian fiction

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