Baker & Taylor The events, tragedies, and emotional repercussons of slavery and a slave revolt in the antebellum South are seen through the eyes of Manon Gaudet, a pretty, petulant, self-absorbed slave owner, who marries the wealthy owner of a sugar planation near New Orleans, only to see her own prized slave, Sarah, become her husband's mistress.
Blackwell North Amer Set in the surreal heat of the antebellum South during a slave rebellion, Property takes the form of a dramatic monologue, bringing to the page a voice rarely heard in American fiction: the voice of a woman slaveholder. Manon Gaudet is pretty and petulant, self-absorbed and bored. She has come to a sugar plantation north of New Orleans as a bride, bringing with her a prized piece of property, the young slave Sarah, only to see Sarah become her husband's mistress and bear his child. As the whispers of a slave rebellion grow louder and more threatening, Manon speaks to us of her past and her present, her longings and dreams - an uncensored, pitch-perfect voice from the heart of moral darkness.
Baker & Taylor The tragedies and emotional repercussions of slavery in the antebellum South are seen through the eyes of slave owner Manon Gaudet, who marries the owner of a sugar plantation, only to see her own slave, Sarah, become her husband's mistress.