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. *This book may have remainder mark*

Product Overview
ISBN 9780375713309
Categories BX, Fiction, Historical Fiction, WBD
Author(s) Valerie Martin
Publisher Vintage
Pages 208
Format Paperback
Dimensions 13.3cm x 1.3cm x 20.3cm
Weight 0.23 kg
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