In 1852, whilst prestigious Alabama plantation proprietor Cornelius Allen offers his daughter Clarissa's hand in marriage, she takes together with her a present: Sarah―her slave and her half-sister. Raised via an informed mom, Clarissa isn't the right Southern belle she seems to be, with targets of loving whom she chooses. Sarah both hides at the back of the façade of being a docile condominium slave as she plots to flee. either ladies carry those tumultuous secrets and techniques and needs with them to their new domestic, igniting occasions that spiral right into a story past what you ever imagined attainable. informed during the alternating viewpoints of Sarah and Theodora Allen, Cornelius' spouse, Marlen Suyapa Bodden's The marriage ceremony Gift is an intimate portrait of slavery and the nineteenth Century South that may depart readers breathless.

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