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SONNY, Cold Slave Cradle
Sonny is a mulatto baby,the son of plantation owner Tilmon Goodwyn and his slave Lovey. A child born of a slave mother becomes the property of the mother's owner. Thus, Sonny is the slave of his father.
Sonny has many of the same joys and triumphs as the earlier two books—electric and electrifying scenes, sentences propelled by active crackling verbs, and dialogue so acute and colorful that it leaps off the page.
This is a sobering look at life on an antebellum South Carolina plantation. If you enjoy history and literary work, treat yourself to this read.
—Ginny Padgett, SC Writers Workshop
Copyright Bonnie Stanard