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The life and times of Persimmon Wilson : a novel, Nancy Peacock

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The life and times of Persimmon Wilson : a novel
Title
The life and times of Persimmon Wilson
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Nancy Peacock
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Drunken Bride, Texas, April 1875. Writing furiously in a jail cell in the days leading up to his hanging, former slave Persimmon "Persy" Wilson's last wish is to set the record straight. He may be guilty, but not of what he stands accused: the kidnapping and rape of his master's wife. Fifteen years earlier, Persy had been sold to Sweetmore, a Louisiana sugar plantation, alongside a striking young house slave named Chloe. Persy and Chloe arrive bound together in chains, a circumstance out of which is forged a perilous love affair and dreams of escape. But on the eve of the Union Army's takeover of New Orleans, an outraged and jealous Master Wilson shoots Persy and flees with Chloe and his other slaves to Texas. So begins Persy's epic journey, a sweeping tale that takes readers from the sweltering exhaustion of plantation life to the final battles of the Civil War, from the isolation and bitter cold of the Texas frontier to the brutal yet life-affirming ways of the Comanche warriors who show Persy what it means to control one's own destiny. Facing unimaginable hardship in his quest to find Chloe -- the sole silver lining of an awful past -- Persimmon gradually regains the dignity and selfhood that years of brutal subjugation had eroded. Perfect for fans of Cold Mountain and The Invention of Wings, this is the moving testimony of a man whose remarkable odyssey reveals the power of love and the depth of the human spirit." -- From publisher's description. 1860. Persimmon Persy Wilson is sold to Sweetmore, a Louisiana sugar plantation, alongside a light-skinned house slave named Chloe. Their deep and instant connection fueled a love affair and inspired plans to escape Wilson, their owner, who claimed Chloe as his concubine. On the eve of the Union Armys attack on New Orleans, Wilson shot Persy, and fled with Chloe and his other slaves to Texas. Determined to reunite with his lost love, Persy's odyssey sees him captured by the Comanche; teaches him the meaning and the price of freedom; and eventually ends with him sitting in a jail cell in Drunken Bride, Texas, accused of the kidnapping and rape of Wilson's wife
Cataloging source
DLC
Citation location within source
  • January 13, 2017
  • December 15, 2016
Citation source
  • Library Journal
  • Booklist
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Peacock, Nancy
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3566.E153
LC item number
L537 2017
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Slavery
  • Sugar plantations
  • Comanche Indians
  • African Americans
  • Fugitive slaves
  • Life change events
Label
The life and times of Persimmon Wilson : a novel, Nancy Peacock
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BRD2015050468
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Atria Books hardcover edition.
Extent
326 pages
Isbn
9781501116353
Lccn
2015050468
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781501116353
  • (OCoLC)944380477
Label
The life and times of Persimmon Wilson : a novel, Nancy Peacock
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BRD2015050468
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Atria Books hardcover edition.
Extent
326 pages
Isbn
9781501116353
Lccn
2015050468
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781501116353
  • (OCoLC)944380477

Library Locations

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      1197 W. Main St., Lewisville, TX, 75067, US
      33.0422012 -97.02392920000001
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