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The Life and Times of Persimmon Wilson

The Life and Times of Persimmon Wilson

A Novel
Written by: Nancy Peacock
Narrated by: JD Jackson
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The Life and Times of Persimmon Wilson

A Novel
Written by: Nancy Peacock | Narrated by: JD Jackson
Freedman Persimmon “Persy” Wilson stands convicted of a crime he didn’t commit. While awaiting the punishment, he writes his life story of love and loss, leaving his own truth behind. “A magnificent, immersive, breathtaking work of historical fiction” (Jennifer Chiaverini) with an audiobook narrator whose “resonant voice enriches this graceful yet heartbreaking story” (AudioFile).

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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,...

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