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Washington Black : a novel / Esi Edugyan.

Edugyan, Esi, (author.).

Available copies

  • 1 of 2 copies available at South Interlake Regional Library.

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0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Stonewall Library FIC EDUGYAN (Text) 3678712415 Adult Fiction Volume hold Checked out 07/31/2019
Teulon Library FIC EDUGYAN (Text) 3678712847 Adult Fiction Volume hold Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781443423380 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 1443423386
  • Physical Description: 419 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Canada : Patrick Crean Editions, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, [2018]

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Summary, etc.:
In 1830, two English brothers arrive at a Barbados sugar plantation, bringing with them a darkness beyond what the slaves have already known. Washington Black -- an eleven-year-old field slave -- is horrified to find himself chosen to live in the quarters of one of these men. But his new master is not as Washington expects him to be. He is the eccentric Christopher Wilde -- naturalist, explorer, inventor and abolitionist -- whose obsession with perfecting a winged flying machine disturbs all who know him. Washington is initiated into a world of wonder: a world where the night sea viewed from a hilltop explodes with light, where a simple cloth canopy can propel 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.
Subject: Fugitive slaves > Fiction.
Slavery > Fiction.
Naturalists > Fiction.
Flying-machines > Fiction.
Barbados > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Canadian fiction.
Topic Heading: Popular Reads

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