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    DescriptionWrinkle's luminous, affecting debut novel is the impassioned story of two men and a woman joined by slave breeding in early 19th-century Tennessee. Written as an accusation, a revelation, and a prayer, "Wash" challenges contemporary assumptions as it transcends time, revealing anew this explosive shard of national history.


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    Title
    Wash
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Margaret Wrinkle
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 408
    Width: 145 mm
    Height: 213 mm
    Thickness: 38 mm
    Weight: 567 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780802120663
    ISBN 10: 0802120660
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
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    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
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    DC22: FIC
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/19CNTY
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    DC21: 813.6
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    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
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    Ingram Subject Code: FH
    Libri: I-FH
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ERLY18
    DC22: 813/.6
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    LC classification: PS3623.R597 W37 2013
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    Thema V1.0: FBA
    Publisher
    Grove Press / Atlantic Monthly Press
    Imprint name
    Grove Press / Atlantic Monthly Press
    Publication date
    14 February 2013
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    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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    Winner of the Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize Named a Best Book of 2013 by the "Wall Street Journal" "A masterly literary work . . . Wrinkle's novel does not allow us to draw easy correlations but invites us to consider the painful inheritance and implications of such a horrendous moment in American history. Rather than disapproving opprobrium and diatribes, this debut occasions celebration. Haunting, tender and superbly measured, "Wash" is both redemptive and affirming." --Major Jackson, "The New York Times Book Review" "[An] unflinching, stunningly imagined debut." --"Vanity Fair" "A marvel. By turns grim and lyrical, heart-wrenching and hopeful." --"People" (four stars; a "People" Pick) "A powerful novel." --"O, the Oprah Magazine" (one of "Ten Titles to Pick Up Now") "The voices of the past can't speak for themselves and must rely on the artists of the future to honor them. It's a profound responsibility and one that Margaret Wrinkle meets in her brilliant novel "Wash." She shows not only the courage to submerge herself in the Stygian world of plantation slavery but also the grace and sensitivity to bring that world to life . . . Narrative roles are given to Wash, fellow slaves and his succession of masters, creating a dense, hypnotic ensemble of voices similar to the effect achieved in Peter Matthiessen's momentous retelling of the life of a Florida sugar plantation owner, "Shadow Country" . . . It's from patriarchs like Wash as well as like Richardson, Ms. Wrinkle shows, that the U.S. was born." --Sam Sacks, "The Wall Street Journal" "Amazing . . . Never has a fictionalized window into the relationship between slave and master opened onto such believable territory . . . "Wash" unfolds like a dreamy, impressionistic landscape . . . [A] luminous book." --"Atlanta Journal Constitution" "A lyrical story of courageous human beings transcending the cruelty and degradation of their slave-holding society." --"T