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The Resource Wench : a novel, Dolen Perkins-Valdez

Wench : a novel, Dolen Perkins-Valdez

Label
Wench : a novel
Title
Wench
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Dolen Perkins-Valdez
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
Slave mistresses Lizzie, Reenie, and Sweet travel to a resort in Ohio each year with their white masters, until Mawu shows up and encourages them to escape, forcing them to choose between freedom and leaving their friends and families
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • BCALA Literary Award for First Novelist, 2011.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2010.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
335032
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Perkins-Valdez, Dolen
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women slaves
  • Resorts
  • Fugitive slaves
  • Ohio
Target audience
adult
Label
Wench : a novel, Dolen Perkins-Valdez
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
756802
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
293 pages
Isbn
9780061706547
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780061706547
  • (OCoLC)419859746
Label
Wench : a novel, Dolen Perkins-Valdez
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
756802
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
293 pages
Isbn
9780061706547
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780061706547
  • (OCoLC)419859746

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