- Property (novel)
The book is set on a
sugar plantationnear New Orleansduring the 1840s, and tells the story of Manon Gaudet, the wife of the plantation's owner, and Sarah, the slave Manon was given as a wedding present and who she has brought with her from the city. The private drama of the estate is played out against the backdrop of civil unrest and slave rebellion.
* Tim A. Ryan, “Mammy and Scarlett Done Gone: Complications of the Contemporary Novel of Slavery, 1986-2003.” "Calls and Responses: The American Novel of Slavery since Gone with the Wind". Baton Rouge: Louisiana State UP, 2008: 149-84.
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