story of reinvention—about an African American woman who unexpectedly inherits
a sugarcane farm in Louisiana
Why exactly Charley Bordelon’s late father left her eight
hundred sprawling acres of sugarcane land in rural Louisiana is as mysterious
as it was generous. Recognizing this as a chance to start over, Charley and her
eleven-year-old daughter, Micah, say good-bye to Los Angeles.
They arrive just in time for growing season but no amount of
planning can prepare Charley for a Louisiana that’s mired in the past: as her
judgmental but bighearted grandmother tells her, cane farming is always going
to be a white man’s business. As the sweltering summer unfolds, Charley must
balance the overwhelming challenges of her farm with the demands of a homesick
daughter, a bitter and troubled brother, and the startling desires of her own
Stirring in its storytelling of one woman against the odds
and intimate in its exploration of the complexities of contemporary southern
life, Queen Sugar is an unforgettable
tale of endurance and hope. Download and start listening now!