Join us for an online book group discussion of this month’s title, Washington Black, by Esi Edugyan.
Read at your own pace and then join us at 6pm on Tuesday, July 27th for a lively digital discussion. A link will be sent to the email address associated with your library card one day prior to the event.
For more information or to get a copy of the book, please contact Elizabeth Barrett at EBarrett@RichlandLibrary.com.
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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Join us for a book group discussion of this month’s title, Washington Black, by Esi Edugyan.