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              Washington Black: Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2018
               

              Washington Black: Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2018 (Hardback, Main)

              By Edugyan, Esi

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              When two English brothers take the helm of a Barbados sugar plantation, nervousness and fear run high. Washington Black - an eleven year-old field slave who has known no other life - is aghast to find himself selected as personal servant to one of these men. His new master is the... eccentric Christopher Wilde - naturalist, explorer, scientist, inventor and abolitionist - whose single-minded pursuit of the perfect aerial machine mystifies all around him. Through Wilde, Washington is initiated into a world of wonder: a world where the night sea viewed from a hilltop shivers with light; where a simple cloth canopy can propel a man across the sky; where even a boy born in chains may embrace a life of dignity and meaning. Then, on a disastrous voyage of escape, Wilde disappears. Washington is forced to make his way back to the civilized world alone. One day, however, a man appears in the doorway of his new life, making claims of the past. Is this truly the long-lost Wilde? If so, what are the real motives for his return? And is it possible that his resurrection will destroy everything? Based on an infamous 19th century criminal case, Washington Black tells the story of a world destroyed and made whole again, where certainty seems unattainable, and men must remain strangers even to themselves.
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              ISBN 9781846689598
              Released NZ 30 Aug 2018
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              Half Blood Blues: Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2011

              Half Blood Blues: Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2011 (Paperback, Main)

              By Edugyan, Esi

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              Chip told us not to go out. Said, don't you boys tempt the devil. But it been one brawl of a night, I tell you. The aftermath of the fall of Paris, 1940. Hieronymous Falk, a rising star on the cabaret scene, was arrested in a cafe and never heard from again. He was twenty years o...ld. He was a German citizen. And he was black. Fifty years later, Sid, Hiero's bandmate and the only witness that day, is going back to Berlin. Persuaded by his old friend Chip, Sid discovers there's more to the journey than he thought when Chip shares a mysterious letter, bringing to the surface secrets buried since Hiero's fate was settled. In Half Blood Blues, Esi Edugyan weaves the horror of betrayal, the burden of loyalty and the possibility that, if you don't tell your story, someone else might tell it for you. And they just might tell it wrong ...
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              ISBN 9781788161770
              Released NZ 29 Aug 2018
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              Half Blood Blues: Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2011

              Half Blood Blues: Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2011 (Paperback, Main)

              By Edugyan, Esi

              Hieronymous Falk, a rising star on the cabaret scene, was arrested in a cafe and never heard from again. Fifty years later, Sid, Hiero's bandmate and the only witness that day, is going back to Berlin. Persuaded by his old friend Chip, Sid discovers there's more to the journey th...an he thought when Chip shares a mysterious letter.
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              ISBN 9781846687761
              Released NZ 1 Dec 2012
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              The Second Life of Samuel Tyne

              The Second Life of Samuel Tyne (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Main)

              By Edugyan, Esi

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              Family secrets and lies in small-town America, from Man Booker and Orange Prize shortlisted author Esi Edugyan.

              ISBN 9781846689390
              Released NZ 29 Jun 2013
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              Washington Black: Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2018

              Washington Black: Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2018 (Paperback, Main)

              By Edugyan, Esi

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              LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2018 FROM THE MAN BOOKER AND ORANGE PRIZE SHORTLISTED AUTHOR OF HALF BLOOD BLUES 'A masterpiece' Attica Locke 'High adventure fraught with cliffhanger twists mark this runaway-slave narrative, which leaps, sails, and soars ... broadens inventiv...e possibilities for the antebellum novel' Kirkus starred review When 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. Titch's idealistic plans are soon shattered and Washington finds himself in mortal danger. They escape together, but then Titch disappears and Washington must make his way alone, following the promise of freedom further than he ever dreamed possible. Inspired by a true story, Washington Black is an extraordinary tale of a world destroyed and made whole again.
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              ISBN 9781846689604
              Released NZ 1 Jul 2019
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              Washington Black: Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2018

              Washington Black: Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2018 (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Export)

              By Edugyan, Esi

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              When two English brothers take the helm of a Barbados sugar plantation, nervousness and fear run high. Washington Black - an eleven year-old field slave who has known no other life - is aghast to find himself selected as personal servant to one of these men. His new master is the... eccentric Christopher Wilde - naturalist, explorer, scientist, inventor and abolitionist - whose single-minded pursuit of the perfect aerial machine mystifies all around him. Through Wilde, Washington is initiated into a world of wonder: a world where the night sea viewed from a hilltop shivers with light; where a simple cloth canopy can propel a man across the sky; where even a boy born in chains may embrace a life of dignity and meaning. Then, on a disastrous voyage of escape, Wilde disappears. Washington is forced to make his way back to the civilized world alone. One day, however, a man appears in the doorway of his new life, making claims of the past. Is this truly the long-lost Wilde? If so, what are the real motives for his return? And is it possible that his resurrection will destroy everything? Based on an infamous 19th century criminal case, Washington Black tells the story of a world destroyed and made whole again, where certainty seems unattainable, and men must remain strangers even to themselves.
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              ISBN 9781781258972
              Released NZ 12 Sep 2018
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              Washington Black: Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2018
               

              Washington Black: Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2018 (Paperback, OME)

              By Edugyan, Esi

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              SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2018 FROM THE MAN BOOKER AND ORANGE PRIZE SHORTLISTED AUTHOR OF HALF BLOOD BLUES 'A masterpiece' Attica Locke 'High adventure fraught with cliffhanger twists mark this runaway-slave narrative, which leaps, sails, and soars ... broadens inventi...ve possibilities for the antebellum novel' Kirkus starred review When 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. Titch's idealistic plans are soon shattered and Washington finds himself in mortal danger. They escape together, but then Titch disappears and Washington must make his way alone, following the promise of freedom further than he ever dreamed possible. Inspired by a true story, Washington Black is an extraordinary tale of a world destroyed and made whole again.
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              ISBN 9781788162982
              Released NZ 4 Apr 2019
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              The Second Life of Samuel Tyne
               

              The Second Life of Samuel Tyne (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Edugyan, Esi

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              In this riveting narrative of family and middle-age angst, Esi Edugyan gives us Aster, an all-white suburban enclave. Far removed from the frenzied ways of city life, this small town at first seems an idyllic place to hide away, a place for a man like Samuel Tyne -- an African im...migrant caught in an impassive marriage, nursing a tenuous connection to his twin daughters, and harboring a growing hatred for his government job -- to escape to. When his uncle Jacob suddenly dies, leaving him a rural estate, Samuel promptly packs up his reluctant family, and moves them to his uncle's crumbling mansion. But Samuel soon discovers that Aster is not the haven he had wished for. In fact, there's a strangeness to the town only to be outdone by the strangeness of his own daughters, who are particularly affected by the town's odd goings-on, including a number of mysterious fires. In short order, the new life Samuel Tyne envisioned for himself begins to disintegrate as a dark current of menace is turned upon his family. Already a book-club favorite, The Second Life of Samuel Tyne is a foreboding and mesmeric read from a welcome and dazzling new voice.
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              ISBN 9780060736040
              Released NZ 1 Oct 2019
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              Washington Black
               

              Washington Black (Hardback)

              By Edugyan, Esi

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              Originally published in hardcover in Canada by Patrick Crean Editions, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers Ltd., Toronto, in 2018 --Copyright page.

              ISBN 9780525521426
              Released NZ 18 Sep 2018
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              Washington Black
                 

              Washington Black (Library Binding, Large type / large print edition)

              By Edugyan, Esi

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              From the blistering cane fields of the Caribbean to the frozen Far North, from the earliest aquariums of London to the eerie deserts of Morocco, a boy rises from the ashes of slavery in the 1830s to become a free man of the world --

              ISBN 9781643580074
              Released NZ 1 Dec 2018
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