the price of sugar

Living in a Dutch sugar plantation colony, Sarith, a beautiful but increasingly selfish aristocrat, and Elza, her shy friend, find their lives changed forever when soldiers arrive from Holland to put down a slave uprising. New arrival Rutger is one of the few eligible men in the colony, and when he unexpectedly chooses Elza instead of Sarith as the object of his affection, the affronted Sarith decides to seduce her friend’s new husband. Sarith’s slave girl Mini-mini is a loyal and wide-eyed companion that desperately tries to justify her mistress’s actions, but things begin to change between the half-sisters as she witnesses Sarith’s transformation from a spoilt debutante to a selfish manipulator.