ISBN 9781472221896,The Invention of Wings

The Invention of Wings


Sue Monk Kidd


Hachette India



Hachette India

Publication Year 2014

ISBN 9781472221896

ISBN-10 1472221893


Number of Pages 384 Pages
Language (English)

Literature & Fiction

A slave named Hetty "Handful" Grimke finds herself under the ownership of eleven year old Sarah Grimke of the wealthy Grimke household. Barely a ten year old herself, Handful yearns for freedom and a life of her own. Sarah, on the other hand, has always wanted to be something other than the docile girl her parents want her to be. She struggles against the barriers placed on the women of that age, and soon, both women begin shaping each other. The story of their relationship, one marked by guilt, defiance, estrangement and the uneasy ways of love, becomes the story of the Abolition and Equal Rights as Sarah leaves her hometown of Charleston to join her fearless younger sister in the Movement. Handful's own journey will see her experience loss and sorrow, learning to find courage in the face of loss and helplessness. Based on the historical figure of Sarah Grimke, this story looks at a black hour in American history through the eyes of two women who will struggle to find the freedom they want.