Property Property

Property

    • 3.8 • 65 Ratings
    • $9.99
    • $9.99

Publisher Description

WINNER OF THE ORANGE PRIZE • Set in 1828 on a Louisiana sugar plantation, this novel from the bestselling author of Mary Reilly presents a “fresh, unsentimental look at what slave-owning does to (and for) one's interior life.... The writing—so prised and clean limbed—is a marvel" (Toni Morrison, Nobel Prize-winning author of Beloved).

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.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2004
April 13
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
208
Pages
PUBLISHER
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
1.3
MB

Customer Reviews

Snooks46 ,

Property

Martin has written a book with a fascinating view of the reality of slavery in the 1800’s in America. While this book is fiction, it gave a very interesting perspective of how life very likely was during the time. It certainly provides the reader pause to think about slavery and the effects it had on our American culture and life.

Sonnynfd ,

Property

A book that reflects on politics is something that has every bit of what is going on in the present world, but at a different expense of course. We are all property of someone or something. Bringing this to a wider concept, it is not just about being African American, or being women; it is about each and every person being the property of someone or something.

Idon't have one ,

Weird

Started out as great historical fiction, the. It just got weird and stopped reading very early on.

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