Wash

By: Wrinkle, Margaret

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Book Condition: Fine


408pp. 8vo. Authr has signed her name only on the title page. Book has a complete number line from 1-10, is unread, unmarked, unclipped, tight, bright, and Brodart protected. A debut novel centered around slavery in America in its early years.


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In this luminous debut, Margaret Wrinkle takes us on an unforgettable journey across continents and through time, from the burgeoning American South to West Africa and deep into the ancestral stories that reside in the soul. Wash introduces a remarkable new voice in American literature.

In early 1800s Tennessee, two men find themselves locked in an intimate power struggle. Richardson, a troubled Revolutionary War veteran, has spent his life fighting not only for his country but also for wealth and status. When the pressures of westward expansion and debt threaten to destroy everything he's built, he sets Washington, a young man he owns, to work as his breeding sire. Wash, the first member of his family to be born into slavery, struggles to hold onto his only solace: the spirituality inherited from his shamanic mother. As he navigates the treacherous currents of his position, despair and disease lead him to a potent healer named Pallas. Their tender love unfolds against this turbulent backdrop while she inspires him to forge a new understanding of his heritage and his place in it. Once Richardson and Wash find themselves at a crossroads, all three lives are pushed to the brink.

Title: Wash

Author Name: Wrinkle, Margaret

Categories: Fiction,

Edition: First

Publisher: New York, Atlantic Monthly Press: 2013

ISBN Number: 0802120660

ISBN Number 13: 9780802120663

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: fine Jacket

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 0001504

Keywords: Collectible - Like New; First Edition; Signed; Dust Jacket - Like New,