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The Wedding Gift By Marlen Suyapa Bodden

The Wedding Gift

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Set in the Deep South pre Gone with the Wind and the Civil War, The Wedding Gift is a compelling and powerful story of slavery, abuse and passion. Sarah is black and is used to a life of slavery and hard work.

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The Wedding Gift by Marlen Suyapa Bodden

Set in the Deep South pre Gone with the Wind and the Civil War, The Wedding Gift is a compelling and powerful story of slavery, abuse and passion. Perfect for fans of The Help. What if, on your wedding day, you were given your sister - as your slave? When wealthy plantation owner Cornelius Allen marries off his daughter Clarissa, he presents her with a wedding gift: a young slave woman called Sarah. The two girls have grown up together but their lives could not have been more different. Clarissa is white and is used to a life of privilege and ease. Sarah is black and is used to a life of slavery and hard work. When Sarah decides her future lies outside the plantation, it sets in motion a series of events that will have devastating consequences for them both.

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"Bodden's absorbing page-turner maintains its suspense right up to the final pages, when there's one last surprise for those hoping for a happy ending." * Sunday Express *
"A powerful and engaging tale of slavery, passion and the quest for freedom." * www.candis.co.uk *
"Stunning debut...Bodden weaves a page-turning tangled web of misogyny, greed, scandal and violence in this powerful story about races colliding against the backdrop of America's darkest era." * Publisher's Weekly starred review *
"As educational as it is compelling...Bodden writes with delicacy...An inspiring read for historical fiction fans, especially those who like strong female narrators." * Booklist *
"Sure to become 2013's sleeper hit..." * Ebony Magazine *

About Marlen Suyapa Bodden


Marlen Bodden is a lawyer in New York City. She has more than two decades' experience representing poor people and low-wage and immigrant workers, many of whom are severely underpaid, if paid at all. She drew on her knowledge of modern and historical slavery, human trafficking, and human rights abuses to write The Wedding Gift, her first novel. Marlen is a graduate of New York University School of Law and Tufts University. Visit her website at: www.marlenbodden.com for the history behind The Wedding Gift in photographs, illustrations, maps, and a bibliography.

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GOR005406549
The Wedding Gift by Marlen Suyapa Bodden
Marlen Suyapa Bodden
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Cornerstone
2014-06-19
416
0099579987
9780099579984
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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