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by Connie May Fowler

  • ISBN: 0671748092
  • Category: Fiction
  • Author: Connie May Fowler
  • Subcategory: Literary
  • Other formats: lrf txt rtf lit
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Washington Square Press; Reprint edition (March 1, 1993)
  • Pages: 320 pages
  • FB2 size: 1857 kb
  • EPUB size: 1849 kb
  • Rating: 4.2
  • Votes: 649
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San Francisco Chronicle Mixing magic with touches of political realism, Connie May Fowler has written a strangely beautiful novel about love and human frailties. Chicago Tribune A beautiful, taboo love story

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SUGAR CAGE weaves the story of such disparate people as Inez Temple, black maid to rich folks, Patrick Lackley, finicky .

SUGAR CAGE weaves the story of such disparate people as Inez Temple, black maid to rich folks, Patrick Lackley, finicky mortician, and Charlie Loonie, front-man schmoozer for a local band. The women in this book will steal your heart - especially the dear-hearted Inez, Charlie's loyal wife, Rose, and the magical Soleil Marie Beauvoir.

Connie May Fowler (born January 3, 1960 to parents of multi-cultural backgrounds) is an American novelist, essayist, memoirist, screenwriter, and poet. Her l novel, Before Women had Wings, received the 1996 Southern Book Critics Circle Award and the Francis Buck Award (League of American Pen Women). She adapted the novel for Oprah Winfrey and the subsequent Emmy-winning film starred Winfrey, Ellen Barkin, Julia Stiles, and Tina Majorino.

I love, love, love Connie May Fowler's use of voice - and in this particular story, written in close first POV, the mix of opposite cultures, the setting for these characters to collide, or overlap during one of the most tenuous times in American History and the earthy threads of how they were each connected - was superemly satisfying. The story is often dark and sad, but the mystical ending will inspire and uplift you.

Very good apart from usual library stamps. etc to inside front of book. This unlikely cast inhabits a narrative spanning 30 years. by Connie May Fowler. Publication Details: Putnam Pub Group, E Rutherford, New Jersey, .

Novelist, memoirist, essayist, poet, screenwriter, sky gazer. A Million Fragile Bones, Before Women had Wings, The Problem with Murmur Lee, Sugar Cage, & more. Mexico, Florida, Vermont.

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Two families in the sugarcane fields of Florida--the Looneys and the Jewels--struggle to step beyond the traditions and customs of the past and into the changing world of a new South
Reviews about Sugar Cage (7):
Uleran
I bought Sugar Cage, because I was looking for something different from the usual crime or romance stuff. This is it. The characters are, each and every one, so clear in my mind that it's amazing. The book slips from the thoughts of one to the other in sections of a few pages at a time of each. Each one is different, and each one remains true to his/her personality throughout the book.

If you can stand Charlie, the husband of one of them, you're more tolerant than I am, and the finish is more fanciful than I'm totally pleased with, but I truly, truly enjoyed this book. It's masterfully done.
Natety
Very good book
Xcorn
This was a wonderful story that I couldnt put down. I was pleased with how fast I receiced the book. I have no complaints about anything.
Mightdragon
Inez Temple is working as a maid in a cheap tourist hotel on the South Florida coast when she meets Rose Looney. A Haitian woman with an ability to "see' the outlines of peoples lives, Inez sees in the sugar crystals in the bottom of a glass Rose has drunk from the outlines of a cage and knows early on that Rose and her new husband, Charlie, and their friends Junior and Eudora, and their children, are destined to be trapped in many ways in the years to come.
15 years later, Rose knows this as well. How she struggles to find her way through her broken marriage and try to save her only son from the same fate in the midst of all the "bars of the cages" society and life confine her within--poverty, racism, sexism, cultural snobbery and so on, is at the core of this unusual tale of life in the melting pot that is South Florida.
The mysticism gets a bit out of hand at times-and stretches credulity it the process, but this is a minor flaw in an otherwise excellent novel.
Chankane
SUGAR CAGE weaves the story of such disparate people as Inez Temple, black maid to rich folks, Patrick Lackley, finicky mortician, and Charlie Loonie, front-man schmoozer for a local band. The women in this book will steal your heart -- especially the dear-hearted Inez, Charlie's loyal wife, Rose, and the magical Soleil Marie Beauvoir. The story is often dark and sad, but the mystical ending will inspire and uplift you.

For a first novel, I found the writing astonishing. Anyone who can make you care about so many contrasting characters (and make it easy to follow the thread) is a born writer. I adore a novel that pulls you in from the very first sentence . . . SUGAR CAGE does that.
Adrierdin
An unusual and daring book, told from the perspective of many narrators, each with their own concerns, limitations, and beliefs. In short, it is a love story - all about the various ways we disappoint, deceive, and also honor those we love. All sorts of love is portrayed here: friendship; parent/child; husband and wife; lovers; love for the past. The backdrop to this rich tale is Civil Rights-era Florida, a fascinating setting in itself. My favorite parts were the glimpses of voodoo culture, magic, and the focus on Haitian immigrants' experiences. A beautiful book in so many ways, and well worth the read.
Lightwind
After seeing this book had very few reviews, I felt compelled to add my "five stars." Although I read this many years ago, I have always felt it was one of the most fun quirky books I've read. Ms. Fowler can weave a yarn with characters flawed and irresistible! If you are a reader scouring Amazon.com and have landed upon this page...buy Sugar Cage and enjoy.
Suggested reading for fiction readers. Written beautifully. Have read other books by this author and love them all. Can't wait to see what happens next in all her books.

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