Keeper of the House

Product Number: EB00098011
Released: Oct 28, 2013
Business Term: 52 Circ / 730 Day
ISBN: #9781466850392
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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Description

Keeper of the House is an unforgettable novel narrated by the lively Minyon Manigault, a young black woman from a coastal South Carolina Gullah community. In 1929, due to mysterious family circumstances, Minyon is given up by her grandmother to the employment of Ariadne Fleming, a white madam in the famously elegant brothel called Hazelhedge. At the age of fourteen, she becomes a pair of eyes and hands, watching and working almost invisibly in a world where men and women leave their inhibition, and their pasts, at the door. As Minyon grows up in the household with other black people who provide behind-the-scenes support of Hazelhedge, she cannot escape her haunting childhood memories. Even while bearing witness to the events unfolding around her, Minyon seeks to find her place in the world, and her pace within herself.

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Author(s): Rebecca T. Godwin
Original Publish Date: Aug 06, 2013

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