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The Life and Times of Persimmon Wilson: A Novel



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Author
Peacock, Nancy
Descriptors
African-Americans
Historical Fiction
Indians of North America
Love Stories
Slavery
Location/Setting:
Louisiana
Texas
Time Period:
1860s
1870s
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Summary
It's 1875 and Persimmon "Persy" is about to be hanged for kidnapping and murder. He wants to set the story straight. The night before his execution, Persy writes his story. Both Persy and Chloe are slaves belonging to Wilson, and they fall in love. Wilson takes Chloe into his house abusing her and eventually making her his common-law wife. When Civil War fighting gets close to his plantation in Louisiana, Wilson moves to Texas with his slaves that haven't escaped. After Wilson shoots Persy, Persy is left for dead but he survives. His goal is to be reunited with Chloe and survives capture by the Comanches in that pursuit.
Critique
An action-packed story for readers of historical fiction. Lots of details depicting life as a slave.
ISBN
9781501116353
  iBistro
# of Pages
326
Published
2017
Formats
Reviewer's Initials: ED


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