Title Profile & Character Information

Property

Annotation
"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."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Awards
2003  Orange Prize for Fiction
2003  New York Times Notable Books of the Year

Characters
NameGaudet, Manon
GenderFemale
TraitsMarried
Childless

NameSarah
GenderFemale
OccupationSlave
TraitsAfrican American
Mother
Mistress

GenreDomestic
Fiction
Historical
Southern fiction
TopicsSouthern life
Plantation life
Troubled marriages
Infidelity
Love triangles
Mistresses
Illegitimate children
Racism
Slaves
Slavery
Rebellion
SettingLouisiana
Sugar plantation
Plantation