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SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2018 'A masterpiece' Attica Locke 'Strong, beautiful and beguiling' Observer 'Destined to become a future classic ... that rare book that should appeal to every kind of reader' Guardian When two English brothers take the helm of a Barbados sugar plantation, Washington Black - an eleven-year-old field slave - finds himself selected as personal servant to one of them. The eccentric Christopher 'Titch' Wilde is a naturalist, explorer, scientist, inventor and abolitionist, whose single-minded pursuit of the perfect aerial machine mystifies all around him. Titch's idealistic plans are soon shattered and Washington finds himself in mortal danger. They escape together, but then Titch disappears and Washington must make his way alone, following the promise of freedom further than he ever dreamed possible. Inspired by a true story, Washington Black is an extraordinary tale of a world destroyed and made whole again.

Categories : Littérature générale > Littérature générale

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  • Nombre de pages

    417 Pages

  • Longueur

    17.7 cm

  • Largeur

    11 cm

  • Poids

    270 g

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Esi Edugyan

Esi Edugyan vit à Vancouver Island. Ses nouvelles ont paru dans de nombreuses anthologies. 3 minutes 33 secondes, son second roman, a gagné le prestigieux prix Giller au Canada et a figuré sur les sélections de l'Orange Prize et du Booker Prize. Il est traduit dans neuf pays européens.