Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, 2003. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Signed by author. First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A very nice copy. 2003 Hard Cover. 196 pp. From the acclaimed author of Mary Reilly, a groundbreaking novel that reexamines the questions of power and resistance, violence and sex, which inform all her work. 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 slave holder. 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 (Inventory #: 2282113)
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