In 1873 - In 1873, Sethe, a former slave, resides with...

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Unformatted text preview: In 1873, Sethe, a former slave, resides with Denver, her reclusive 18-year-old daughter, in a haunted two-story house at 124 Bluestone Road outside of Cincinnati, Ohio. The house once sheltered a close family, including Grandma Baby Suggs; Sethe's two sons, Buglar and Howard; and her infant daughter, Beloved. All are gone now except Sethe and Denver. Almost nine years after Baby Suggs's death, Sethe and Denver's isolation is ruptured by the unforeseen arrival of Paul D, a survivor of Sweet Home, the Kentucky slave farm where Sethe, her husband Halle, and their children were also enslaved. In conversation, Sethe and Paul D reveal memories of their former lives of subjugation. Owned for years by the benign Garners, a childless couple, the slaves eventually fell under the cruel tyranny of an unnamed schoolteacher, who destroyed the farm's harmony and forced the slaves to desperate measures of rebellion and flight.destroyed the farm's harmony and forced the slaves to desperate measures of rebellion and flight....
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This note was uploaded on 11/29/2011 for the course ENG 1320 taught by Professor Bost during the Fall '09 term at Texas State.

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