The Life and Times of Persimmon Wilson

A Novel
Author(s): Nancy Peacock
Original Publish Date: Jan 17, 2017
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (12.55 hours)
Product Number: Z100118889
Released: Jan 17, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781681684109
Narrator/s: J.D. Jackson
Publisher: Highbridge Company
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I have been to hangings before, but never my own. Sitting in a jail cell on the eve of his hanging, April 1, 1875, freedman Persimmon "Persy" Wilson wants nothing more than to leave some record of the truth-his truth. He may be guilty, but not of what he stands accused: the kidnapping and rape of his former master's wife. In 1860, Persy had been sold to Sweetmore, a Louisiana sugar plantation, alongside a striking, light-skinned house slave named Chloe. Their deep and instant connection fueled a love affair and inspired plans to escape their owner, Master Wilson, who claimed Chloe as his concubine. But on the eve of the Union Army's attack on New Orleans, Wilson shot Persy, leaving him for dead, and fled with Chloe and his other slaves to Texas. So began Persy's journey across the frontier, determined to reunite with his lost love. Along the way, he would be captured by the Comanche, his only chance of survival to prove himself fierce and unbreakable enough to become a warrior. His odyssey of warfare, heartbreak, unlikely friendships, and newfound family would change the very core of his identity and teach him the meaning and the price of freedom.


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The Life and Times of Persimmon Wilson
Product Number: BX00104566
Product Number:DD27777
Product Number:Z100118889

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Author(s): Nancy Peacock
Narrator(s): J.D. Jackson
Product Number DD27777
Released: Jan 17, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: HighBridge Company
ISBN: #9781681684093
Author(s): Nancy Peacock
Product Number EB00658946
Released: Jan 17, 2017
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Atria Books
ISBN: #9781501116377

Professional reviews

"Narrator JD Jackson's resonant voice enriches this graceful yet heartbreaking story of a freed slave who is facing the hangman's noose. It's a decade after the Civil War, and Persimmon Wilson recounts his life as slave, a Comanche prisoner, and a Texas ranch hand. Jackson conveys Persy's deep wretchedness, which comes from having lost Chloe, the love of his life, and depicts Persy's tireless search for the light-skinned house slave who was forced into intimate service for their white master. Jackson magnificently portrays Persy's intelligence and power. But his tendency to drop his volume on occasional individual words makes comprehension a bit tricky amid ambient noise. Otherwise, this is an excellent performance. N.M.C. © AudioFile 2017, Portland, Maine"

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