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Contemporary Books Discussion Group

Washington Black by Esi Edugyan

2020-10-21 19:00:00 2020-10-21 20:30:00 America/Chicago Contemporary Books Discussion Group Online

Wednesday, October 21
7:00pm - 8:30pm

Add to Calendar 2020-10-21 19:00:00 2020-10-21 20:30:00 America/Chicago Contemporary Books Discussion Group Please join us for an online discussion of Esi Edugyan's Washington Black. Online

Please join us for an online discussion of Esi Edugyan's Washington Black.

Please register to join us for an online discussion of Washington Black by Esi Edugyan.

Washington Black is an eleven-year-old field slave who knows no other life than the Barbados sugar plantation where he was born. When his master's eccentric brother chooses him to be his manservant, Wash is terrified of the cruelties he is certain await him. But Christopher Wilde, or "Titch," is a naturalist, explorer, scientist, inventor, and abolitionist. He initiates Wash into a world where a flying machine can carry a man across the sky; where two people, separated by an impossible divide, might begin to see each other as human; and where a boy born in chains can embrace a life of dignity and meaning. But when a man is killed and a bounty is placed on Wash's head, Titch abandons everything to save him. What follows is their flight along the eastern coast of America, and, finally, to a remote outpost in the Arctic, where Wash, left on his own, must invent another new life.

Please visit www.bettendorflibrary.com/adult-programs for more information.

Books are available on a first-come basis at the Information Desk. You may also call the Library at 563-344-4179 to have a book signed out to you and placed on the Holds shelf.

This meeting will take place online via GoToMeeting.  When you register, you will receive an email with the GoToMeeting login information on the day before the discussion.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Bettendorf Public Library.

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Book Discussion |

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