Washington Black Washington Black

Washington Black

A novel

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Publisher Description

MAN BOOKER PRIZE FINALIST • ONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW'S TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR • “A gripping historical narrative exploring both the bounds of slavery and what it means to be truly free.” —Vanity Fair

Eleven-year-old George Washington Black—or Wash—a field slave on a Barbados sugar plantation, is initially terrified when he is chosen as the manservant of his master’s brother. To his surprise, however, the eccentric Christopher Wilde turns out to be a naturalist, explorer, inventor, and abolitionist. Soon Wash is initiated into a world where a flying machine can carry a man across the sky, where even a boy born in chains may embrace a life of dignity and meaning, and where two people, separated by an impossible divide, can begin to see each other as human.
 
But when a man is killed and a bounty is placed on Wash’s head, they must abandon everything and flee together. Over the course of their travels, what brings Wash and Christopher together will tear them apart, propelling Wash ever farther across the globe in search of his true self. Spanning the Caribbean to the frozen Far North, London to Morocco, Washington Black is a story of self-invention and betrayal, of love and redemption, and of a world destroyed and made whole again.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2018
September 18
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
352
Pages
PUBLISHER
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
5.7
MB

Customer Reviews

Joe Critic ,

Listen to the audiobook…

Listening to this book was revelatory for me. The characters sprang to life with more dimension and depth than the paucity of my own inner voice could ever have conjured. Even so mundane a phrase as “well, well” carries so much more within it!

Tro9714 ,

Just read the sample

The Opening reminds me of Albert Camus’s “The stranger”’s opening.

Gbhs2017 ,

Such a great book

I’m so upset about the ending!!! What an amazing book!

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