Washington Black

by Esi Edugyan Year Published: 2019

One of the most unusual books I've ever read. I knew the title referred to an enslaved boy and I'd heard there was a flying machine, but I had no idea the journey on which this book would take me. I'd like to call them "adventures" but that's not really what they were. We travel with George Washington Black, a character you will grow to love and admire, from Barbados to Virginia, on to Nova Scotia, the Arctic, London and even Morocco. My goodness! There was no guessing what was going to happen next. It was an interesting and thought-provoking journey. The ending left me with a lot to think about, which is what a good book should do I suppose.