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Property

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Valerie Martin's Property delivers an eerily mesmerizing inquiry into slavery's venomous effects on the owner and the owned. The year is 1828, the setting a Louisiana sugar plantation where Manon Gaudet, pretty, bitterly intelligent, and monstrously self-absorbed, seethes under the dominion of her boorish husband. In particular his relationship with her slave Sarah, who is both his victim and his mistress.
Exploring the permutations of Manon's own obsession with Sarah against the backdrop of an impending slave rebellion, Property unfolds with the speed and menace of heat lightning, casting a startling light from the past upon the assumptions we still make about the powerful and powerful.
Publisher: New York : Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, 2003.
ISBN: 9780375713309
0375713301
9780385504089
038550408X
Branch Call Number: MAR
Characteristics: 12 books, 1 reading guide in cloth bag
Alternative Title: Book Club Discussion.
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