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The invention of wings, Sue Monk Kidd

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The invention of wings
Title
The invention of wings
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Sue Monk Kidd
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Language
eng
Summary
Hetty "Handful" Grimke, an urban slave in early nineteenth century Charleston, yearns for life beyond the suffocating walls that enclose her within the wealthy Grimke household. The Grimke's daughter, Sarah, has known from an early age she is meant to do something large in the world, but she is hemmed in by the limits imposed on women. Kidd's sweeping novel is set in motion on Sarah's eleventh birthday, when she is given ownership of ten year old Handful, who is to be her handmaid. We follow their remarkable journeys over the next thirty-five years, as both strive for a life of their own, dramatically shaping each other's destinies and forming a complex relationship marked by guilt, defiance, estrangement and the uneasy ways of love. As the stories build to a riveting climax, Handful will endure loss and sorrow, finding courage and a sense of self in the process. Sarah will experience crushed hopes, betrayal, unrequited love, and ostracism before leaving Charleston to find her place alongside her fearless younger sister, Angelina, as one of the early pioneers in the abolition and women's rights movements
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Kidd, Sue Monk
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no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • Grimke, Sarah Moore
  • Feminists
  • Friendship
  • Women
  • Antislavery movements
  • Betrayal
  • Women's rights
  • Slaves
  • Southern States
Target audience
adult
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The invention of wings, Sue Monk Kidd
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volume
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text
Control code
ocn864388325
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
373 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781472212740
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Label
The invention of wings, Sue Monk Kidd
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
ocn864388325
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
373 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781472212740
Isbn Type
(paperback)

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