What an amazing book. Edugyan focuses on the title character, George Washington Black. The book opens on Wash's childhood on the Faith Plantation, where he comes to know Titch, his brother‘s owner, an eccentric scientist who recruits Wash. The book covers the next five years of Wash's life, which force him to consider his life, his freedom, & his place in the world. The writing is gorgeous, and Edugyan's portrayal of Wash is incredibly affecting.
What are the odds that on the very day of #ManBooker2018 shortlist announcement, one of the authors on the list is at my local #independentbookstore 👏🏽🙌🏽. What luck!! It was such a pleasure meeting Esi Edugyan and I‘m looking forward to reading WASHINGTON BLACK! Congrats Esi! 📚🥂
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