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The Resource Washington Black : a novel, Esi Edugyan

Washington Black : a novel, Esi Edugyan

Label
Washington Black : a novel
Title
Washington Black
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Esi Edugyan
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When two English brothers take the helm of a Barbados sugar plantation, nervousness and fear run high. Washington Black - an eleven year-old field slave who has known no other life - is aghast to find himself selected as personal servant to one of these men. His new master is the eccentric Christopher Wilde - naturalist, explorer, scientist, inventor and abolitionist - whose single-minded pursuit of the perfect aerial machine mystifies all around him. Through Wilde, Washington is initiated into a world of wonder: a world where the night sea viewed from a hilltop shivers with light; where a simple cloth canopy can propel a man across the sky; where even a boy born in chains may embrace a life of dignity and meaning. Then, on a disastrous voyage of escape, Wilde disappears. Washington is forced to make his way back to the civilized world alone. One day, however, a man appears in the doorway of his new life, making claims of the past. Is this truly the long-lost Wilde? If so, what are the real motives for his return? And is it possible that his resurrection will destroy everything?
Cataloging source
AUNRT
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Edugyan, Esi
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • Award winning
  • Slaves
  • Slavery
  • Barbados
  • Canadian fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
Washington Black : a novel, 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
57973453
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
419 pages
Isbn
9781781258972
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
be2018032780
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
22716981
Label
Washington Black : a novel, 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
57973453
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
419 pages
Isbn
9781781258972
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
be2018032780
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
22716981

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