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Washington Black : a novel
Washington Black : a novel
Edugyan, Esi2018
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When two English brothers take the helm of a Barbados sugar plantation, nervousness and fear run high. Washington Black - an eleven year-old field slave who has known no other life - is aghast to find himself selected as personal servant to one of these men. His new master is the eccentric Christopher Wilde - naturalist, explorer, scientist, inventor and abolitionist - whose single-minded pursuit of the perfect aerial machine mystifies all around him. Through Wilde, Washington is initiated into a world of wonder: a world where even a boy born in chains may embrace a life of dignity and meaning.
Main title:
Author:
Edugyan, Esi, author
Imprint:
London : Serpent's Tail, 2018.
Collation:
419 pages ; 23 cm
ISBN:
9781846689598 (hbk)
Dewey class:
813.6FICTIONF
Language:
English
BRN:
2612822
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