A short read that may have been a prelude to a later book by the author, Beloved. In this book, a young girl is given by her mother to a landowner in payment of a debt of the mother's slave owner. Her life afterwards reverberates with that rejection though her mother, knowing that "there is no protection but there is a difference" made the better choice. Prose almost like poetry in the writing.
Published: 2008 Read: August 2013 Genre: Fiction