Property

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.show more

Product details

  • CD-Audio
  • 124 x 144 x 24mm | 181.44g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Abridged
  • Abridged edition
  • 0752861719
  • 9780752861715

Review quote

'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 HERALDshow more

About Valerie Martin

Valerie Martin is the author of two collections of short fiction and six novels, including Italian Fever, The Great Divorce and Mary Reilly [the Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde story, from the viewpoint of a housemaid, which was filmed with Julia Roberts and John Malkovich. Her most recent book is a non-fiction work about St Francis of Assisi: Salvation: Scenes from the Life of St Francis. She lives in upstate New York. Liza Ross is an American actress who won an award for reading the audio book of Gone With The Wind in 1998 and has read numerous classic audio books. She has also read children's audio books including Anne of Green Gables, Pippi Longstocking and My Teacher Was An Alien and has performed frequently for BBC Radio including The Stone Diaries. Feature films: Tomorrow Never Dies and Batman. Television: Emmerdale, At Home with the Braithwaites.show more

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3,731 ratings
3.68 out of 5 stars
5 21% (787)
4 39% (1,454)
3 30% (1,104)
2 8% (296)
1 2% (90)
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