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Politics is Personal Book Club Discusses Washington Black

Join us for complementary wine and engaged discussion about Esi Edugyan's critically acclaimed novel Washington Black.

ABOUT WASHINGTON BLACK

One of the TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR New York Times Book Review

One of the Best Books of the Year
The Boston Globe  The Washington Post ● Time ● Entertainment Weekly ● San Francisco Chronicle ● Financial Times ● Minneapolis Star Tribune ● NPR ● The Economist ● Bustle ● The Dallas Morning News ● Slate ● Kirkus Reviews
One of Barack Obama’s Favorite Books of the Year


Eleven-year-old George Washington Black—or Wash—a field slave on a Barbados sugar plantation, is initially terrified when he is chosen as the manservant of his master’s brother. To his surprise, however, the eccentric Christopher Wilde turns out to be a naturalist, explorer, inventor, and abolitionist. Soon Wash is initiated into a world where a flying machine can carry a man across the sky, where even a boy born in chains may embrace a life of dignity and meaning, and where two people, separated by an impossible divide, can begin to see each other as human. 
 
But when a man is killed and a bounty is placed on Wash’s head, they must abandon everything and flee together. Over the course of their travels, what brings Wash and Christopher together will tear them apart, propelling Wash ever farther across the globe in search of his true self. Spanning the Caribbean to the frozen Far North, London to Morocco, Washington Black is a story of self-invention and betrayal, of love and redemption, and of a world destroyed and made whole again.

 

Event date: 
Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Event address: 
827 Upshur Street NW
Washington, DC 20011
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$16.95
ISBN: 9780525563242
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Published: Vintage - April 9th, 2019