"Washington Black" By Esi Edugyan
Esi Edugyan is the author of the book, Washington Black. The novel won the prestigious Giller Prize and was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. The paperback edition of the book is out now.
The book follows the experience of a young slave in Barbados, George Washington Black, or “Wash,” as he’s known. Plucked from the plantation fields to serve in an unlikely position with the master’s brother, an eccentric abolitionist, Wash’s story is a thrilling historical narrative about the concepts of freedom, love, and heartbreak.
Esi Edugyan is the author of the novels The Second Life of Samuel Tyne and Half-Blood Blues, which won the Giller Prize and was a finalist for the Man Booker Prize, among many other awards. In 2014, she published her first book of nonfiction, Dreaming of Elsewhere: Observations on Home.