KEEPER OF THE HOUSE

KEEPER OF THE HOUSE

By: Godwin, Rebecca T

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277 pages


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"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.

Title: KEEPER OF THE HOUSE

Author Name: Godwin, Rebecca T

Categories: Historical Fiction - America, Fiction - Historical, Historical Fiction,

Publisher: St Martin's Griffin: 1994

ISBN Number: 0312135297

ISBN Number 13: 9780312135294

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Good

Seller ID: 145892

Keywords: Prostitution - South Carolina Women Domestics - South Carolina,