Parnassus Book Club discusses Washington Black

Join moderator Kathy Schultenover for a discussion of Esi Edugyan’s book Washington Black. Parnassus Book Club meetings are free and open to anyone.  Buy the book, read the book and join the discussion.

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.

Event date: 
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
Parnassus Books
3900 Hillsboro Pike Suite 14
Nashville, TN 37215
Washington Black Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780525563242
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - April 9th, 2019