WENCH by Dolen Perkins-Valdez (c) 2010. This historical novel starts out in pre Civil War Ohio where Southern slaveholders bring their mistress slaves to a hunting camp called Tawawa House. Here we meet four black mistress’s and other black slaves as we learn their stories. Of course the women are tempted by the free blacks life styles in Ohio. One day a fire at the resort sets off a string of tragedies, and the women of the resort learn to cope with the situations. Here I am an old, fat, gray haired white woman.. you’re never too old to learn something new. I know this is just a novel but it’s got a ring of the truth about it for slaves of the past and the present.
NOTE: Well written historical novel.