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H any breeze that may come off the pond And they provide 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 secretLizzie 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 uestions 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 changeTo run Edited 102112 If you are considering reading this book and are cruising round reviews then consider reading The Book of Night Women instead It is infinitely better although it will break your h

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An ambitious and startling debut novel that follows the lives of four women at a resort popular among slaveholders who bring their enslaved mistresseswench 'wench n from Middle English wenchel a a girl maid young woman a female childTawawa 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 catc Set in the mid 19th Century Wench offers a fictionalized account of a very real and strange practice Southern slaveowners would vacation in a particular Ohio resort and take slave women along as

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Is to leave behind everything these women value most–friends and families still down South–and for some it also means escaping from the emotional and psychological bonds that bind them to their masters When a fire on the resort sets off a string of tragedies the women of Tawawa House soon learn that triumph and dehumanization are inseparable and that love exists even in the most inhuman brutal of circumstances–all while they are bearing witness to the end of an eraAn engaging page turning and wholly original novel Wench explores with an unflinching eye the moral complexities of slavery I gave this book 2 stars because I am still waiting for a conclusion to this book I kept reading hoping that the I read the better it would get but that didn t happen Some of the stories of the


10 thoughts on “Wench By Dolen Perkins-Valdez

  1. says:

    Set in the mid 19th Century Wench offers a fictionalized account of a very real and strange practice Southern slaveowners would vacation in a particular Ohio resort and take slave women along as their vacation par

  2. says:

    Wench was a book club choice and I was uite frustrated by it's selection I hate reading about slavery or anything connected to it It

  3. says:

    Today I received my copy of Wench the new novel by Dolen Perkins Valdez I really loved this book And what a gorgeous coverThe novel is set at Tawawa House an actual Ohio resort where white plantation owners vacationed with

  4. says:

    Reading WENCH reuired me to constantly push aside my modern sensibilities Knowing what enslaved women had to endure and in many instances convince themselves of in order to simply survive and maintain some sense of sanity is hard to accept Lizzie is the perfect example of the divided and sometimes misguided loyalties that

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    Edited 102112 If you are considering reading this book and are cruising 'round reviews then consider reading The Book of Night Women instead It is infinitely better although it will break your heart and stomp on the pieces original r

  6. says:

    Lizzie is a woman in love on holiday with her lover a man married to someone else or is she What happens to these phrases when we ad

  7. says:

    I've put off reading this book for such a long time because I just didn't want to read another slave story But this is far than the life of slave women in the 1800's This is a story surrounding the power strength courage of four women; the safe haven found in true friendships and ties that bind the afflicted Most of the story takes place i

  8. says:

    I gave this book 2 stars because I am still waiting for a conclusion to this book I kept reading hoping that the I read the better it would get but that didn't happen Some of the stories of the characters fell to the side or didn't

  9. says:

    I saw an article that Dolen Perkins Valdez was speaking about her book here in Durham I had never heard of her or her book but a book about a resort in Ohio where Southern men brought their slaves as escorts was an interesting topic so my wife and I joined 25 black people and 10 other whites in a local church to hear what she had to say Perkins Valdez had been told by a writing teacher to look for materials in books in obituaries

  10. says:

    I enjoyed this book but only up to a point The subject matter was uite gripping but I found it an almost there book rather than a completely satisfying read I found the prose a bit prosy; flat and straightforward and not always in a good way The characters were interesting but did not uite come alive; even Lizzie the main