The Keepers of the House

The Keepers of the House

Shirley Ann Grau

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1965, The Keepers of the House is Shirley Ann Grau’s masterwork, a many-layered indictment of racism and rage that's as terrifying because it is wise.

Entrenched at the similar land because the early 1800s, the Howlands have, for seven generations, been pillars in their Southern group. amazing relatives lore has been handed all the way down to Abigail Howland, yet no longer it all. whilst surprising evidence come to mild approximately her overdue grandfather William’s courting with Margaret Carmichael, a black housekeeper, the neighborhood is outraged, and fast gathers to vent its fury on Abigail. on my own in the home the Howlands outfitted, she is instantaneously shaken by way of those that have betrayed her, and decided to punish town that has persecuted her and her kinfolk.

Morally problematic, swish and suspenseful, The Keepers of the House has develop into a latest vintage.

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