Americolor Opera Alliance

The Fancy Gal by Sharon J. Willis, Book Signing, September, 2019

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A novel set in the antebellum era depicting slave life as it relates to the sexual exploitation of fancy girls, slave women, and mistresses. Born of mixed parentage in New Orleans in the antebellum era, Isadora DeVille, the principal character in the novel, and many other Creole women or mulattos were acculturated to be “Fancy Girls” or glorified mistresses for white plantation owners. But Miss DeVille is a woman before her time in that she does not define herself by her harlotry alone. Instead, she learns to use everything she has including her beauty, sexual prowess, and most of all her intellect to advance her cause which is freedom on her terms. But along the way, Isadora realizes there is more to life than “fancying around” for the finest French gowns, alluring perfumes, and elite social events. The “Master’s” sexual exploitation and brutality of enslaved women open Isadora’s eyes into redefining her worth and her future. From New Orleans to a Savannah Plantation and back to New Orleans, she discovers her true beauty and relevance.

Paperback $20.00

E-Book $9.99 Amazon and Book Nook

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