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Private Property

Private Property

(2011)
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When Tiffany Murano's parents, French expatriates in Africa, send her to a Catholic boarding school in France, her homeland feels nothing like home. In leaving colonial Africa, she loses the natural world, the people, and the animals she knows and loves. Behind the walls of the Convent of the Slaughterhouse Ladies, Tiffany, whom readers met in Paule Constant's award-winning first novel, Ouregano, leads a life cut off from the world, a life of immutable and ironically secular ritual. She finds solace only in visits to her grandmother's nearby farm, which becomes a sanctuary, paradisial in its isolation. But it is only a matter of time before this magical world is threatened.

Based loosely on Constant's own experiences, Private Property is at once deeply moving and intellectually exacting, an exploration of identity, home, and the tenuous relationship between mothers and daughters.

 
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Paperback Editions

October 2011 : USA Paperback
Title: Private Property
Author(s): Paule Constant
ISBN: 0-8032-3480-5 / 978-0-8032-3480-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bison Books
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