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The wedding gift : a novel

Author: Marlen Suyapa Bodden
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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When wealthy plantation owner Cornelius Allen marries off his daughter Clarissa, he presents her with a wedding gift: a young slave woman called Sarah. It just so happens that Sarah is Allen's daughter as well, the product of a long-term sexual relationship with his slave Emmeline. When Clarissa's husband rejects her newborn son as illegitimate and sends Clarissa and Sarah back to the Allens, their return sets in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marlen Suyapa Bodden
ISBN: 9781439255834 1439255830
OCLC Number: 567444350
Description: xii, 324 pages ; 23 cm
Responsibility: Marlen Suyapa Bodden.

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When wealthy plantation owner Cornelius Allen marries off his daughter Clarissa, he presents her with a wedding gift: a young slave woman called Sarah. It just so happens that Sarah is Allen's daughter as well, the product of a long-term sexual relationship with his slave Emmeline. When Clarissa's husband rejects her newborn son as illegitimate and sends Clarissa and Sarah back to the Allens, their return sets in motion a series of events that will destroy the once-powerful family.

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