The Life and Times of Persimmon Wilson

The Life and Times of Persimmon Wilson

Large Print - 2017
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1875: Drunken Bride, Texas. An ex-slave named Persimmon Wilson awaits his hanging for the murder of the man who once owned him. As he waits, he pens his story. The journey of Persimmon Wilson takes the reader from the brutality of slavery on a Louisiana sugar plantation to a ranch on the Texas frontier to life among the Comanche Indians. All through his travels, Persimmon Wilson seeks the one person he loves, a light-skinned house slave named Chloe. When he finds her, she is passing for white and is the wife of their former master.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2017.
Edition: Large print edition.
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9781410496782
1410496783
Branch Call Number: PEACOCK N LP
Characteristics: large print
539 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.

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Jan 03, 2016

This book contains the best opening sentence I've ever read: " I've been to hangings before, but never my own." So begins the tale of Persimmon Wilson. The language may not be appropriate for all, but it is in keeping with the times portrayed within the pages.

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