Fort Greene store:
Wednesday, September 19, 7:30 PM
Esi Edugyan presents Washington Black
In conversation with Diana Miller
Wine reception to follow
From award-winning author Esi Edugyan (Half-Blood Blues) comes a dazzling new novel about a boy who rises from the ashes of slavery to become a free man of the world. From the blistering cane fields of the Caribbean to the frozen Far North, from the earliest aquariums of London to the eerie deserts of Morocco, Washington Black tells a story of self-invention and betrayal, of love and redemption, of a world destroyed and made whole again, and asks the question: what is true freedom? Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize, Washington Black is "a historical epic with much to say about the present-day world" (The Guardian). Edugyan discusses her work with Diana Miller, her editor at Knopf, followed by a wine reception to celebrate the book's Brooklyn launch.