The invention of wings / Sue Monk Kidd.

By: Kidd, Sue Monk [author.]
Material type: TextTextDescription: 373 pages ; 24 cmISBN: 9781472212740; 9781472212757 (Hardback)Subject(s): Grimke, Sarah Moore, 1792-1873 -- Fiction | Feminists -- South Carolina -- Fiction | Women's rights -- Fiction | Antislavery movements -- Fiction | Slaves -- Fiction | Women -- Fiction | Friendship -- Fiction | Betrayal -- Fiction | Southern States -- History -- 19th century -- FictionGenre/Form: Historical fiction. | Biographical fiction. DDC classification: 813.6 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.
List(s) this item appears in: Dive into diversity
Tags from this library: Log in to add tags.
    Average rating: 0.0 (0 votes)
Item type Current location Collection Call number Status Date due Barcode Item holds
Fiction Stratford
Fiction
Fiction KID (Browse shelf) Available A00714542
Total holds: 0

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.

There are no comments on this title.

to post a comment.

©South Taranaki District Council

Contact us