Washington Black by  Esi Edugyan

Washington Black

Esi Edugyan

Starting in the terrible plantation society of Barbados, this epic ride takes in the Arctic, London, Amsterdam and Morocco. It's an amazing journey at a great pace in great company and I loved every minute. A tour de force.


The air clenched to ice, stinging our cheeks. It began to pinch. Sailing we glimpsed in the passing black waters eerie, exquisite cathedrals of ice. I had never seen ice before, not in its immensities: I stared into the refracted light like a creature entranced. How beautiful it was, how sacred! ... I felt free, invincible, beyond Mister Willard's reach.

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