Washington Black. Esi Edugyan.

Washington Black

London: Serpent's Tail, 2018. Joe Wilson/Debut Art (illustration). First U.K. Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Signed by author. Used - Fine/As New. Red cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine. Illustrated endpapers. Clean, unmarked, tight. Signed and dated (Sept 8 2018) by author in black ink on title page. 14 x 22 cm. 417 pp. / Fine/As New. Mylar protective cover applied. Item #11416

One of the Best Books of the Year
The Boston Globe ● The Washington Post ● Time ● Entertainment Weekly ● San Francisco Chronicle ● Financial Times ● Minneapolis Star Tribune ● NPR ● The Economist ● Bustle ● The Dallas Morning News ● Slate ● Kirkus Reviews
One of Barack Obama’s Favorite Books of the Year

Eleven-year-old George Washington Black—or Wash—a field slave on a Barbados sugar plantation, is initially terrified when he is chosen as 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 Wash is initiated into a world where a flying machine can carry 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.

But when a man is killed and a bounty is placed on Wash’s head, they must abandon everything and flee together. Over the course of their travels, what brings Wash and Christopher together will tear them apart, propelling Wash ever farther across the globe in search of his true self. Spanning the Caribbean to the frozen Far North, London to Morocco, Washington Black is a story of self-invention and betrayal, of love and redemption, and of a world destroyed and made whole again.

Price: HK$420.00

See all items in Literature-Fiction
See all items by