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Dolen Perkins-Valdez's fiction and essays have appeared in The Kenyon Review, African American Review, North Carolina Literary Review, and the Richard Wright Newsletter. Born and raised in Memphis, a graduate of Harvard, and a former University of California President's Postdoctoral Fellow, Perkins-Valdez teaches creative writing at the University of Puget Sound. She splits her time between Washington, D.C. and Seattle, Washington. This is her first novel.


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Women slaves -- Ohio -- Social conditions -- Fiction.
Ohio -- History -- 1787-1865 -- Fiction.
Resorts -- Ohio -- 19th century -- Fiction.
Fugitive slaves -- Fiction.