The Resource Washington Black, Esi Edugyan

Washington Black, Esi Edugyan

Label
Washington Black
Title
Washington Black
Statement of responsibility
Esi Edugyan
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Washington Black is an eleven-year-old field slave who knows no other life than the Barbados sugar plantation where he was born. When his master's eccentric brother chooses him to be his manservant, Wash is terrified of the cruelties he is certain await him. But Christopher Wilde, or "Titch," is a naturalist, explorer, scientist, inventor, and abolitionist. He initiates Wash into a world where a flying machine can carry a man across the sky; where two people, separated by an impossible divide, might begin to see each other as human; and where a boy born in chains can embrace a life of dignity and meaning. But when a man is killed and a bounty is placed on Wash's head, Titch abandons everything to save him. What follows is their flight along the eastern coast of America, and, finally, to a remote outpost in the Arctic, where Wash, left on his own, must invent another new life, one which will propel him further across the globe. From the sultry cane fields of the Caribbean to the frozen Far North, Washington Black tells a story of friendship and betrayal, love and redemption, of a world destroyed and made whole again and asks the question, what is true freedom?
Summary
Unexpectedly chosen to be a family manservant, an 11-year-old Barbados sugar-plantation slave is initiated into a world of technology and dignity before a devastating betrayal propels him throughout the world in search of his true self
Theme
Storyline
Writing style
Character
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2019.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2018.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice: Adult Books for Young Adults, 2018.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2018
  • Scotiabank Giller Prize, 2018.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10692373
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Edugyan, Esi
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Freedmen
  • Slaves
  • Slavery
Target audience
adult
Label
Washington Black, Esi Edugyan
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
000063927341
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
512 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781643580074
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
large print
Label
Washington Black, Esi Edugyan
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
000063927341
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
512 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781643580074
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
large print

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