• Washinton Black by Esi Edugyan

Washinton Black by Esi Edugyan


Eleven-year-old George Washington Black – or Wash – a field slave on a Barbados sugar plantation is initially terrified when he is chosen to be 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 Washi is initiated into a world 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. Spanning the Caribbean to the frozen Far North, London and Morocco, Washington Black is a story of self-invention and betrayal, of love and redemption, and of a world destroyed and made whole again.  384 pages
       Paperback published in 2019