Esi Edugyan will Present her New Softcover Novel ~ Washington Black

EVENT OVERVIEW:  Esi Edugyan, The New York Times Bestselling Author of Washington Black, will Present the New Softcover Edition Novel.  This Event is Co-Presented by Rainy Day Books & The Kansas City Public Libtrary.

ABOUT ESI EDUGYAN:  Esi Edugyan, is Author of these 2 Novels: The Second Life of Samuel Tyne and Half-Blood Blues, which Won the Scotiabank Giller Prize, was a Finalist for the Man Booker Prize, the Governor General's Literary Award, the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize, and the Orange Prize.  She lives in Victoria, British Columbia.


TOP TEN BOOK OF THE YEAR: The New York Times, The Washington Post, TIME, Entertainment Weekly, and Slate

ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: The Boston Globe, NPR, The Minneapolis Star-TribuneThe Economist, and Bustle


"Enthralling" ~ Boston Globe

"Extraordinary" ~ Seattle Times

"A rip-roaring tale" ~ Washington Post

A dazzling adventure story about a boy who rises from the ashes of slavery to become a free man of the world. George Washington Black, or "Wash," an eleven-year-old field slave on a Barbados sugar plantation, is terrified to be chosen by his master's brother as his manservant.  To his surprise, the eccentric Christopher Wilde turns out to be a naturalist, explorer, inventor, and abolitionist.  Soon Wash is initiated into a world where a flying machine can carry a man across the sky, where even a boy born in chains may embrace a life of dignity and meaning--and where two people, separated by an impossible divide, can begin to see each other as human.  But when a man is killed and a bounty is placed on Wash's head, Christopher and Wash must abandon everything.  What follows is their flight along the eastern coast of America, and, finally, to a remote outpost in the Arctic.  What brings Christopher and Wash together will tear them apart, propelling Wash even further across the globe in search of his true self.  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?

DATE & TIME:  Tuesday, May 07, 2019, at 6:30 PM

LOCATION:  A Rainy Day Books Author Event at The Kansas City Public Library, Plaza Branch, Truman Forum, 4801 Main Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64112

EVENT FORMAT:  Esi Edugyan will Present her New Softcover Novel Washington Black and answer audience questions.  A Meet & Greet Booksigning will follow the Presentation.  

ADMISSION PACKAGE:  This is a Complimentary OPEN House Event.  Registration is Required at or Call the Library at 816-701-3407.  Rainy Day Books will have Esi Edugyan's Books for Sale at this Event, or you may Pre-Order for In-Store or At-Event Pick-Up through the link below.  Seating is General Admission.

DISCLAIMER:  All Author Event sales are final and non-refundable.  Kansas Sales Tax is charged on all Orders, regardless of destination.  Unless otherwise indicated, Authors will only sign Books purchased from Rainy Day Books.  Additional Author Autographed Books will be available for Purchase at our Author Event.

Event date: 
Tuesday, May 7, 2019 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
The Kansas City Public Library, Plaza Branch, Truman Forum
4801 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 64112
SKU: A9780525563242

AUTOGRAPHED BOOK: Author Autographed Softcover of Washington Black by Esi Edugyan.

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