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Washington Black : a novel / Esi Edugyan.

Edugyan, Esi, (author.).

Available copies

  • 12 of 54 copies available at BC Interlibrary Connect. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Castlegar Public Library.

Current holds

53 current holds with 54 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Castlegar Public Library FIC EDU (Text) 35146002105138 Fiction Volume hold Checked out 03/29/2019

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781443423380 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: 419 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Toronto : Patrick Crean Editions, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishersLtd, 2018.

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Summary, etc.:
A dazzling, original novel of slavery and freedom. When two English brothers arrive at a Barbados sugar plantation, they bring with them a darkness beyond what the slaves have already known. Washington Black - an 11-year-old field slave - is horrified to find himself chosen to live in the quarters of one of these men. But the man is not as Washington expects him to be. His new master is the eccentric Christopher Wilde - naturalist, explorer, inventor and abolitionist - whose obsession to perfect a winged flying machine disturbs all who know him. But when a man is killed one fateful night, Washington is left to the mercy of his new masters. Christopher Wilde must choose between family ties and young Washington's life.
Subject: Slavery > Fiction.
Fugitive slaves > Fiction.
Scotiabank Giller Prize.
Barbados > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Canadian fiction

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