The Resource Washington Black, Esi Edugyan

Washington Black, Esi Edugyan

Label
Washington Black
Title
Washington Black
Statement of responsibility
Esi Edugyan
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "From the blistering cane fields of the Caribbean to the frozen Far North, from the earliest aquariums of London to the eerie deserts of Morocco, a boy rises from the ashes of slavery in the 1830s to become a free man of the world"--
  • Washington Black, an eleven-year-old field slave, 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. When a man is killed and a bounty is placed on Wash's head, Titch abandons everything to save him. -- adapted from back cover
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.
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
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 2018b
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Slavery
  • Barbados
  • Large type books
  • Large type books
  • Slavery
  • Barbados
  • Slavery
  • Barbados
Target audience
adult
Label
Washington Black, Esi Edugyan
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Regular print version previously published by: Alfred A. Knopf, an imprint of the Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House LLC
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
on1050456147
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Center Point Large Print edition.
Extent
512 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781643580074
Lccn
2018041775
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1050456147
Label
Washington Black, Esi Edugyan
Publication
Note
Regular print version previously published by: Alfred A. Knopf, an imprint of the Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House LLC
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
on1050456147
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Center Point Large Print edition.
Extent
512 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781643580074
Lccn
2018041775
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1050456147

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