The Resource Washington Black, a novel by Esi Edugyan

Washington Black, a novel by Esi Edugyan

Label
Washington Black
Title
Washington Black
Statement of responsibility
a novel by 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
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
LC call number
PR9199.4.E35
LC item number
W37 2018
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
  • 830
  • 830
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Slavery
  • FICTION / African American / Historical
  • FICTION / Action & Adventure
  • FICTION / Literary
  • Barbados
Target audience
adult
Label
Washington Black, a novel by Esi Edugyan
Instantiates
Publication
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
1019837790
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
333 pages
Isbn
9780525521426
Lccn
2017058436
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Label
Washington Black, a novel by Esi Edugyan
Publication
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
1019837790
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
333 pages
Isbn
9780525521426
Lccn
2017058436
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n

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