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Wench by Dolen Perkins-Valdez
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Nov 25, 2015

really liked it
bookshelves: 2010-reads, library-books-2010, the-south, african-am-can-lit
Read from August 06 to 07, 2010

An excellent book and a fast read (why did it take 2 months to get from the library queue?). I recommend this to anyone who enjoyed The Help or the themes in The Help. Personally, I prefer this book, as it isn't such a feel-good book.

Wench looks at the relationship between 4 female slaves in the 1840s-1850s, who see each other once a year when they accompany their masters to an Ohio resort.

Using this framework, Perkins-Valdez looks at love, the meaning of love, family, the meaning and interpretation of family friendship, and what slavery and freedom mean for these women.
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08/06/2010 page 210
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03/28/2016 marked as: read

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