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  • Posted June 13, 2013

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    By: Margaret Wrinkle Published By Atlantic Monthly Press Age



    By: Margaret Wrinkle
    Published By Atlantic Monthly Press
    Age Recommended: Adult
    Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
    Rating: 4
    Book Blog For: GMTA
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    "Wash" by Margaret Wrinkle was a well written novel of 'personal stories of two people: Wash (slave) and Richardson's (Wash's owner).' Once I picked it up I wasn't able to put down because it was one was really very fascinating read about slavery from this point of view that kept me very interested. I found the characters very well developed and interesting. This was a interesting read that in the 1800's where the buying and selling of slaves in western territories were illegal and this is where we find that Wash has been hired out by his owner to 'breed.' I did find the 'breeding' practices somewhat very cruel. With me be a Afro American some of this was very hard for me especially some of the violence in this novel. However, this was well written and if you are looking for a book with some history, life of slaves then you have come to the right place for "Wash" will give it to you and yes I would recommend.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2013

    Anonamous

    I loved this beautifully written book. It tells a tragic story about slavory but also how we are all connected.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 5, 2014

    Although the subject matter is painful at times, the reader must

    Although the subject matter is painful at times, the reader must realize it's part of the story. The writing is breath-takingly beautiful; I was entranced.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 26, 2013

    Wish i could get a refund

    I got through 13 pages about slave breeding ro raise money- not my kind of book

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  • Posted July 16, 2013

    What an incredible step into the history of our country in the t

    What an incredible step into the history of our country in the times of slavery, retribution, and ultimately, humanity.  




    This book was, at times, unbelievably difficult to read.  It happened, yes - many books before this one have told us so ~  but Ms. Wrinkle's contribution in powerful prose brings it to life.




    From wielding the branding iron and hearing it's impact on skin, to the powerful connection of compassionate owners, deception, redemption, and love found in rarest forms ,it tells us clearly that the human race goes on in spite of it's tragedies and injustices.  I simply could NOT put this book down.  My heart bled for Wash (Washington) and "his story" as it unfolded, told in the form of the main characters intwined.  Each 'chapter' of the book switches from character to character, telling it in sequential order to give it life.




    Absolutely PHENOMINAL read, perhaps the very best read of the year 2013!




    5 stars, earned hands-down.
     

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 13, 2013

    Wash

    Best book on the human spirit's abilty to thrive under the most difficult circomstances. This book provides a glimpse into slavery in America. Providing views from both slave and slave holder. A must read !


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  • Posted April 27, 2013

    A great story about how we are all connected, and while we may b

    A great story about how we are all connected, and while we may be a slave or freeman, we have our stories.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2013

    Amazing story left me sad, surprised, and with a better understa

    Amazing story left me sad, surprised, and with a better understanding of slavery and the slave owner's need to solve his economic problems at the horrific cost to his slaves. I had never thought of an owner making a slave produce children for his economic stability, nor the impact on so many. I found it interesting to learn about these three people and their world of master/slave and the repurcussions.
    Interesting read for sure.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2013

    This is a special book.....A compelling story, memorable charact

    This is a special book.....A compelling story, memorable characters, and written in a poetic style that will
    capture your heart and emotions and pull you into the story.....It made me smile, tearful, and most of all
    thoughtful....An amazing first book from an thrilling and exciting talent...... 

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  • Posted March 19, 2013

    heart touching view of slavery

    Wash was a heart touching story of slavery. It was a bit confusing at times, but the character of Wash was strong and vivid. A good read.

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