fortune doesn: WASHINGTON BLACK by Esi Edugyan Patrick Crean Anything from Edugyan, author of the superb Giller Prize-winning Half-Blood Blues, is a major event, according to NOW Magazine. And the fact that Washington Black has made it onto the Booker long list makes it more so. Here are some books you'll likely see on short lists and a few options to lighten things up.1. It's a slavery story with a twist. But his relatively good fortune doesn't last and soon both master and slave are on the run through America and as far as Canada. By a strange stroke of luck, Washington Black, a slave to a vicious plantation owner in Barbados, winds up with an eccentric master an abolitionist. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.
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