Sugar Cage by Connie May Fowler

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Countless critics and authors are entranced with this debut from a remarkably talented Southern writer. Set amid the sand dunes of Florida in the 1960s, and overflowing with supernatural magic and realistic humor, this is a tale of two families, best friends and best enemies for 20 years, whose lives are touched by a woman with a spirit much greater than her role as a maid.
 

About Connie May Fowler

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Connie May Fowler is an essayist and screenwriter, as well as the author of three previous novels, including "Sugar Cage" and "River of Hidden Dreams," In 1996, she published "Before Women Had Wings," later a successful "Oprah Winfrey Presents" TV movie, winner of the 1996 Southern Book Critics Circle Award, and paperback bestseller. She lives in Florida with her husband. "From the Trade Paperback edition.
 
Published January 9, 1992 by Putnam Adult. 319 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Meanwhile, tragedy strikes the second-fiddle Jewels: Junior dies of cancer, and to please Eudora, Charlie gives him a clandestine burial under his favorite backyard oak, though Inez knows this will mean trouble ahead (she's the only one in the bunch with a lick of sense).

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however, in Emory's anger and shame when he and Soleil Marie are taunted by whites at a carnival, in Rose's second thoughts about an anti-black protest, and in Inez and Soleil Marie's powerful responses to Martin Luther King Jr., the volatile issue is accurately and sympathetically evoked.

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