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Wash * S I G N E D * - FIRST EDITION -

Wrinkle, Margaret

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ISBN 10: 0802120660 / ISBN 13: 9780802120663
Published by Atlantic Monthly Press, 2013
Condition: As New Hardcover
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STATED FIRST Edition AND Printing, with publishers full number line on copyright page. A FLAWLESS volume in same condition UNclipped dust jacket. * SIGNED * by author directly onto title page (signature only). A FIRST/FIRST. A debut novel. A perfect copy. Mylar protected jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 002577

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Title: Wash * S I G N E D * - FIRST EDITION -

Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press

Publication Date: 2013

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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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.

About the Author:

Born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama, Margaret Wrinkle is a writer, filmmaker, educator, and visual artist. Her award-winning documentary, broken\ground, about the racial divide in her historically conflicted hometown, was featured on NPR’s Morning Edition and was a winner of the Council on Foundations Film Festival.

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