Schon bald gerät ihr geordnetes Leben aus der Bahn: Die verheiratete Frau verliebt sich in einen Mönch, der kurz davor steht, sein ewiges Gelübde abzulegen. Persimmon is a slave but has had the opportunity to learn to read and write, a fact he hides well for it could be a death sentence. In 1860, Persy had been sold to Sweetmore, a Louisiana sugar plantation, alongside a striking house slave named Chloe. As tough as that will be because Ms. Persy and Chloe arrive bound together in chains, a circumstance out of which is forged a perilous love affair and dreams of escape. She is put in the house to care for the man's sickly wife, but he rapes her repeatedly.
The main character of this book is Persimmon Wilson, aka Persy. Showcased was a dark and ugly time in American history. Young and attractive, and able to pass for white which becomes relevant later in the story , Chloe is taken into the home of Mr. They never dream they could also share an intense passion for the same man, the elegant, charming, and irresistibly seductive Bertrand Chamard. He finds Chloe here though and takes her back to his encampment where the two rekindle their love for one another.
It was in the jail cell that Persy asks for pen and paper to write and thus begins the telling of his story. But if you want something gritty, painful, beautiful, and frustrating all at the same time--pick this up. I admire her use of the language of the time. He believes that Chloe has died but discovers her alive and living with the plantation owner. The end of the book was very rushed, but I wanted it to end so badly that I didn't care. From the dialogue to the scene descriptions and everything in-between, Persimmon is a great read Beautiful writing for a grim read. We first met Persimmon Persy Wilson in a jail cell in Drunken Bride Texas where he was preparing for his eventual hanging by trying to write his life story to explain how it was that he ended up there.
He becomes a Comanche and gains a reputation throughout Texas. Home Across The Road I didn't. You will experience a vivid account of the life of an enslaved person and his life's trials as he is bought, transported, sold, freed, and tries to make a life in the post war southwest. He survives many hardships and is finally befriended by the Comanche and becomes a warrior. Rejoice, riding bareback after buffalo. True confession 1 - I have known Nancy Peacock since 7th grade, admire her greatly and am very fond of her. This was an unforgettable story, told through remarkable prose and detail.
Black, white, and Indian, this book is filled with memorable characters. When the book opens, Persimmon Wilson is in jail awaiting a hanging that is soon to take place, his own. While this seems like a decent arrangement, Persy still wants to go find Chloe. Chloe can pass as a white woman but she becomes the property of Wilson the same time Percy does. It will be because this is one really great book. All that being said, The Life and Times of Persimmon Wilson is nothing if not a striking and engaging novel.
He falls in love with Chloe, another slave that has caught the eye of the plantation owner. Als die junge Sozialarbeiterin Jane die Familie Hart zu betreuen beginnt, kümmert sich zum ersten Mal wirklich jemand um das Mädchen: Ivy und Jane werden Freundinnen. The Owner of the plantation decides to flee to Texas after his wife dies and word travels throughout their area that the Northern soldiers are drawing closer. Received the advanced reader's edition and was amazed at what a good read it was! He did not kidnap and rape anyone. If you are the publisher or author of this book and feel that the reviews shown do not properly reflect the range of media opinion now available, please with the mainstream media reviews that you would like to see added.
April 1, 1875 Drunken Bride, Texas I have been to hangings before, but never my own. Percy's voice felt honest and authentic. Knowing his pain and his anger. How families were split apart. How many books have you read that you can say that about? If all that wasn't enough, as the man who could read and write seeks the slave woman he fell in love with years ago, he confronts what it means to be disenfranchised--no matter the society--before finding accepting a life with the wild Comanches. Month-long frames of time where nothing of significance happen are poured onto pages, especially in the beginning of the novel.
Another sign it's a really good book. The Life and Times of Persimmon Wilson is a book that will challenge and that will make you think. A former slave, Percy is being punished for killing the man that used to own him and for raping his wife. She has her facts together. There is so much more truth to tell, and so little time left in which to tell it. None are transcendent above violence, resentment, and hatred.