Evening Book Group Washington Black by Esi Edugyan

    This time we will be meeting in person outside the library in a socially distanced way!  The library will move some chairs out, but please feel free to bring your own folding chair!  If you would like to attend virtually please contact or call 822-9105 to arrange participation.  

    Washington Black is an eleven-year-old field slave who knows no other life than the Barbados sugar plantation where he was born. When his master's eccentric brother chooses him to be his manservant, Wash is terrified of the cruelties he is certain await him. But Christopher Wilde, or "Titch," is a naturalist, explorer, scientist, inventor, and abolitionist. He initiates Wash into a world where a flying machine can carry a man across the sky; where two people, separated by an impossible divide, might begin to see each other as human; and where a boy born in chains can embrace a life of dignity and meaning. But when a man is killed and a bounty is placed on Wash's head, Titch abandons everything to save him. What follows is their flight along the eastern coast of America, and, finally, to a remote outpost in the Arctic, where Wash, left on his own, must invent another new life.

    Copies of the book are available at the reference desk.  

    RAIN DATE will September 29, 2020 at 6:30.  

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