Hardback Washington Black : a novel / Esi Edugyan.
Publication year: 2018
Publisher: London : Serpent's Tail,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781846689598 (hbk.) :
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 even a boy born in chains may embrace a life of dignity and meaning.
419 pages ; 23 cm
It's a fascinating book. Thought provoking