Sugar Cage


Dublin Core


**Warning: Some readers may find certain scenes in this book disturbing.**

This gritty story takes place during the 1960s and follows the intertwined lives of a disparate cast of characters who find themselves in St. Augustine during the Civil Rights riots that took place near or in the Plaza de la Constitucion. One character remembers her past while visiting the tourist sites in town, another sits with her children in the car while her husband joins the protests prohibiting African-Americans from enjoying equal rights, while still other characters deal with unhappy marriages, widowhood, the Occult, abandonment, and being a single parent.

Local locations visited or mentioned in the text include the Old Slave Market, the Wax Museum, the Confederate "In Memoriam" Memorial (relocated in 2020 to Trout Creek), the Castillo de San Marcos, the Fountain of Youth, the Old City Gates, the Huguenot Cemetery, Charlotte Street, St. George Street, Bridge of Lions, the Cathedral Basilica, Fountain of Youth, Anastasia Island, A1A, and Lincolnville.


COPY 1: SPECIAL PS3556 .O8265 S93 1992
COPY 2: PS3556 .O8265 S93 1992

Access Rights

COPY 1: This item is part of Special Collections and is accessible by appointment-only.
COPY 2: This item is part of the Circulating Collection and can be checked out with a valid Flagler ID. Non-Flagler affiliates will need to request this book through their local library's Inter-Library Loan program.


Brigid Pearson and William Johnson, cover designers of paperback


Sugar Cage
Ms. Fowler signed both copies.


COPY 1: New York: Washington Square Press
COPY 2: New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons



COPY 1: Paperback book
COPY 2: Hardcover book





Fantasy or Paranormal
Race Relations


Civil Rights Period

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McCarthy, Kevin. M. The Book Lover’s Guide to Florida. 1st ed. Sarasota, FL: Pineapple Press, 1992.

Bibliographic Citation

COPY 1: Fowler, Connie May. Sugar Cage. New York: Washington Square Press, 1992.

COPY 2: Fowler, Connie May. Sugar Cage. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1992.


Connie May Fowler, “Sugar Cage,” St. Augustine Fiction, accessed July 13, 2024,