Thursday, January 14, 2010

Thursday Thirteen - Thirteen Things to Know about the novel Wench


The great thing about Thursday is that it’s time for another Thursday Thirteen. Thirteen Things about the novel “Wench” and it’s author Dolen Perkins-Valdez.

ABOUT THE BOOK
Situated in the free state of Ohio, Tawawa House offers respite from the summer heat. A beautiful, inviting house surrounded by a dozen private cottages, the resort is favored by wealthy Southern white men who vacation there, accompanied by their enslaved mistresses Regular visitors Lizzie, Reenie, and Sweet have forged an enduring friendship. They look forward to their annual reunion and the opportunity it affords them to talk over the changes in their lives and their respective plantations. The subject of freedom is never spoken aloud until the red-maned, spirited Mawu arrives and voices her determination to escape. To run is to leave behind the friends and families trapped at home. For some, it also means tearing the strong emotional and psychological ties that bind them to their masters.
When a fire on the resort sets off a string of tragedies, Lizzie, Reenie, and Sweet soon learn tragic lessons, that triumph and dehumanization are inseparable and that love exists even in the cruelest circumstances as they bear witness to the end of an era.
Check it out at Paperback Writer or the authors site. www.dolenperkinsvaldez.com

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like an interesting and bold book. And with a beautiful cover.

    Helen
    Straight From Hel

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