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    Washington Black

    £8.99
    ISBN: 9781846689604
    AuthorEdugyan Esi
    Pub Date04/04/2019
    Pages432
    Availability: In Stock

    SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2018
    WINNER OF THE GILLER PRIZE
    FINALIST FOR THE CARNEGIE MEDAL AND THE ROGERS WRITERS TRUST FICTION PRIZE
    LONGLISTED FOR THE WALTER SCOTT PRIZE 2019
    New York Times Top Ten Book of the Year 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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    SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2018
    WINNER OF THE GILLER PRIZE
    FINALIST FOR THE CARNEGIE MEDAL AND THE ROGERS WRITERS TRUST FICTION PRIZE
    LONGLISTED FOR THE WALTER SCOTT PRIZE 2019
    New York Times Top Ten Book of the Year 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.