The life and times of Persimmon Wilson / Nancy Peacock.

By: Peacock, Nancy [author.]
Material type: TextTextSeries: Thorndike Press large print basicEdition: Large print editionDescription: 539 pages (large print) ; 23 cmISBN: 9781410496782; 1410496783Subject(s): Slavery -- Fiction | Sugar plantations -- Louisiana -- Fiction | Freedmen -- Fiction | Comanche Indians -- Fiction | Passing (Identity) -- Fiction | Texas -- History -- 19th century -- FictionGenre/Form: Historical fiction. | Large type books. DDC classification: 813/.54 LOC classification: PS3566.E153 | L537 2017Summary: 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.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 529-531).

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.

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