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Wench: a novel

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Wench by Dolen Perkins-Valdez is startling and original fiction that raises provocative questions of power and freedom, love and dependence. An enchanting and unforgettable novel based on little-known fact, Wench combines the narrative allure of Cane Riverby Lal ita Tademy and the moral complexities of Edward P. Jones's The Known World as it tells the story of four black enslaved women in the years preceding the Civil War. A stunning debut novel, Wench marks author Perkins-Valdez--previously a finalist for the 2009 Robert Olen Butler Short Fiction Prize--as a writer destined for greatness.

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full_title wench
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auth_author2 Young, Robynne.
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display_description Tawawa House in many respects is like any other American resort before the Civil War. Situated in Ohio, this idyllic retreat is particularly nice in the summer when the Southern humidity is too much to bear. The main building, with its luxurious finishes, is loftier than the white cottages that flank it,but then again, the smaller structures are better positioned to catch any breeze that may come off the pond. And they provide more privacy, which best suits the needs of the Southern white men who vacation there every summer with their black, enslaved mistresses. It's their open secret. Lizzie, Reenie, and Sweet are regulars at Tawawa House. They have become friends over the years as they reunite and share developments in their own lives and on their respective plantations. They don't bother too much with questions of freedom, though the resort is situated in free territory-but when truth-telling Mawu comes to the resort and starts talking of running away, things change.
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subject_facet Audiobooks, Fugitive slaves -- Fiction, Large type books, Ohio -- Fiction, Ohio -- History -- 1787-1865 -- Fiction, Resorts -- Fiction, Resorts -- Ohio -- 19th century -- Fiction, Women slaves -- Fiction, Women slaves -- Ohio -- Social conditions -- Fiction
title_display Wench : a novel
title_full Wench, Wench : a novel / Dolen Perkins-Valdez, Wench A Novel, Wench [sound recording] / by Dolen Perkins-Valdez, Wench [text (large print)] / Dolen Perkins-Valdez
title_short Wench :
title_sub a novel
topic_facet African American Fiction, Audiobooks, Fiction, Fugitive slaves, Historical Fiction, History, Large type books, Literature, Resorts, Social conditions, Women slaves