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Washington Black by Esi Edugyan
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really liked it

4.5⭐️

This is largely an adventure story following Wash, born into slavery on a plantation in Barbados. Wash is tasked to assist an inventor with his maiden flight of his ‘cloud-cutter,’ and from here we follow as his own adventure literally takes flight.

This is a well paced narrative with a compelling cast of characters, and raises important discussions about the global reach of slavery.

I’d highly recommend this if you enjoyed Colson Whitehead’s The Underground Railroad - similar vibe and writing style to this one, and both excellent reads!
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Reading Progress

August 24, 2018 – Shelved
August 24, 2018 – Shelved as: to-read
September 21, 2018 – Started Reading
September 21, 2018 –
page 31
7.18%
September 22, 2018 –
page 82
18.98%
September 22, 2018 –
page 127
29.4%
September 23, 2018 –
page 147
34.03%
September 23, 2018 –
page 168
38.89%
September 24, 2018 –
page 212
49.07%
September 24, 2018 –
page 253
58.56%
September 25, 2018 – Finished Reading

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