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02
Dec
2019
Kansas City
Rainy Day Books
2706 W. 53rd
Mission, KS  66205
United States of America

Please join the Rotary Book Discussion Group for the discussion of the book “Washington Black” by Esi Edugyan.  The book is available at Rainy Day Books and the discussion will be led by Vivien Jennings.  All Rotarians and guests are welcome.

About the book:

Eleven-year-old George Washington Black – or Wash – a field slave on a Barbados sugar plantation, is initially terrified when he is chosen to be 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 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.  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.

 



 
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