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A family saga taking place in 19th century America.
New Orleans, 1961. Louise Soral, a descendant of a Louisianan family of plantation owners, is now an old lady in twilight of her life. Bombarded with questions by her curious daughters, who want to know more about the history of the family and their plantations, she finds the courage to open up to them about the painful stories of her past. With the help of her maid—a woman of color—Louise decides to write down her family’s dark secrets and memories.
The last witness of a time gone-by, her memories cover almost a century.
There are three books, one for each of the three women who managed the family plantation, tough women who knew how to get by in a misogynistic society ruled by sinful white men, men who played god with their slaves.
Inspired by actual events, The Color of Blood is a powerful and tragic story which is reminiscent of The Sound and the Fury. Here we find the sweatiness of the south, family heartbreak, and the difficulty of escaping your destiny.