Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction 2019 Finalist
Author: Esi Edugyan
Published:4 Apr 2019
SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2018WINNER OF THE GILLER PRIZE FINALIST FOR THE CARNEGIE MEDAL AND THE ROGERS WRITERS TRUST FICTION PRIZELONGLISTED FOR THE WALTER SCOTT PRIZE 2019New York Times Top Ten Book of the Year 2018Sunday Times Paperback of the Year 2019’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’ GuardianWhen 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.