Queen SugarBook - 2014
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Single mother Charley Bordelon and her teenage daughter move from L.A. to a sugarcane farm in Louisiana. She has to fight for place in what is traditionally a white man's business. She is determined, strong, and doesn't let the odds scare her.
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Other: A character has heavy drug use.
Frightening or Intense Scenes: A woman's death from a drug overdose is described in a flashback.
Sexual Content: A sexual encounter between a consenting man and woman (occurring outside of marriage) is described in non-graphic detail. A teenager's sexual abuse is described in graphic detail.
Violence: A Black man is shot a killed by a police officer. The scene is described from the victim's point of view. Sexual abuse of a teenager is graphically described. A man threatens his family with a gun.
Coarse Language: The "f" word is used several times..
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"How could there be so many shades of green ? Cane fields the bright green of a new pippin apple, while the grass was almost jade, the woods the deep green of raw spinach, and the reflection of the sunlit trees along the bayou a vibrant chartreuse."
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