White masters bring their slaves to an Ohio resort for the summer. The story is mostly about Lizzie a house slave who is even more deeply enslaved to her owner because she loves him and has two children with/for him. Lizzie's story is deep and complex, as is that of her friends.
I sometimes felt like a jerk reading this novel on the subway, often sitting next to a Black person, feeling like I was reading something private and horrific about their ancestors. It's an enganging read that feels authentic. You may be disappointed in Lizzie's choices, but you understand them.