Property by Valerie Martin

Property

Valerie Martin

A beautifully written story that transports you into the horrors of the Deep South in the 1820s.

Extract

'In the morning he was in fury because Mr Sutter has gotten into such a standoff with one of the negroes that he has had him whipped and it will be a week before he work again. Sutter's real grievance, he says is that Leo has befriended a woman Sutter wants for himself. I had to listen to all this at breakfast.'

Parallels
  • The Longest Memory by Fred D'Aguiar
  • Beloved by Toni Morrison
  • Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
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