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Martin, Valerie Property

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Property is Valerie Martin's powerful, startling novel set in America's deep South in the early nineteenth century: a story of freedom, both political and personal.
Manon Gaudet is unhappily married to the owner of a Louisiana sugar plantation. She misses her family and longs for the vibrant lifestyle of her native New Orleans. The tension revolves around Sarah, a slave girl given to Manon as a wedding present from her aunt, whose young son Walter is living proof of where Manon's husband's inclinations lie. This private drama is played out against a brooding atmosphere of slave unrest and bloody uprisings.

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Martin's tale won the Orange prize for fiction and it's easy to see why. (NORTHERN ECHO)

A powerful plot driven by Martin's strong, poetic writing and Liza Ross's languorous southern drawl, which slips easily between slow-burning menace and despair. (Anne Simpson GLASGOW HERALD)

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Beautifully written, Property is an intricately told tale of both indivdual stories and of a country in a time of change, where ownership is at once everything and nothing, and where belonging, by contrast, is all.

'...told in the first person by the unhappy planter's wife. This makes it perfect for audio' - Ink

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