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Washington Black: Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2018

Washington Black: Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2018
 

LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2018 FROM THE MAN BOOKER AND ORANGE PRIZE SHORTLISTED AUTHOR OF HALF BLOOD BLUES 'A masterpiece' Attica Locke 'High adventure fraught with cliffhanger twists mark this runaway-slave narrative, which leaps, sails, and soars ... broadens inventiv... read full description below.

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Release Date 1 July 2019 by Profile Books Ltd
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Author(s) By Edugyan, Esi
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ISBN-13 9781846689604
ISBN-10 1846689600
Stock Release date is 1 July 2019
Status Available for pre-order, ships once released
Publisher Profile Books Ltd
Imprint Serpent's Tail
Release Date 1 July 2019
International Release Date 4 April 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, Main
Edition Main
Author(s) By Edugyan, Esi
Category Award Winning
Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 432
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 26mm
Weight 358g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Barbados - Fiction - History - 19th century
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 813.6
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2018 FROM THE MAN BOOKER AND ORANGE PRIZE SHORTLISTED AUTHOR OF HALF BLOOD BLUES 'A masterpiece' Attica Locke 'High adventure fraught with cliffhanger twists mark this runaway-slave narrative, which leaps, sails, and soars ... broadens inventive possibilities for the antebellum novel' Kirkus starred review 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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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Short-listed for LA Times Book Prize 2019 (UK) -- Long-listed for PEN USA Literary Awards 2019 (UK)
NZ Review Washington Black is a profoundly humane story about false idols, the fickleness of fortune and whether a slave, once freed, can ever truly be free. * The Times * Washington Black is a brilliantly absorbing picaresque; a book that combines the unflinching depiction of violence with a lyrical, hallucinatory beauty. -- Sandra Newman Edugyan displays as much ingenuity and resourcefulness as her main characters ... A thoughtful, boldly imagined book that broadens inventive possibilities for the antebellum novel * starred Kirkus review * Washington Black is nothing short of a masterpiece. Esi Edugyan has a rare talent for turning over little known stones of history and giving her reader a new lens on the world, a new way of understanding subject matter we arrogantly think we know everything about. This book is an epic adventure and a heartfelt tale about love and morality and their many contradictions. I loved it. -- Attica Locke
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 5 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Esi Edugyan's Washington Black has been shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2018 and The Scotiabank Giller Prize 2018. Her previous novel, Half Blood Blues won the Scotiabank Giller Prize and was a finalist for the Man Booker Prize, the Governor-General's Literary Award, the Rogers Writers' Trust Prize, and the Orange Prize. She lives in Victoria, British Columbia

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