Nancy Peacock, The Life & Times of Persimmon Wilson

Join us for a lunchtime reading and signing with author, Nancy Peacock who is the author of the newly released novel, The Life and Times of Persimmon Wilson and previously the New York Times Notable novel Life Without Water. She currently teaches writing classes and workshops in and around Chapel Hill, North Carolina, where she lives with her husband Ben.

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About The Life and Times of Persimmon Wilson:
1875: Drunken Bride, Texas. An ex-slave named Persimmon Wilson awaits his hanging for the murder of the man who once owned him. As he waits, he pens his story. The journey of Persimmon Wilson takes the reader from the brutality of slavery on a Louisiana sugar plantation to a ranch on the Texas frontier to life among the Comanche Indians. All through his travels, Persimmon Wilson seeks the one person he loves, a light-skinned house slave named Chloe. When he finds her, she is passing for white and is the wife of their former master. This is a rip-roaring, old-fashioned adventure romance. It is also a serious examination of assumptions about identity and truth.