Review: Tells Beautifully A Story Full Of Diffuclut And Painful Issues

 

5.0 out of 5 stars Be careful what you wish for…, September 16, 2012
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It’s year 1895. Oscar Wilde and Lord Douglas have been caught having sex together.

A small town, Red River Pass, is upset. Two men together! That’s pervert! Dirty and ugly! They should be hanged! But the town has secrets of its own, too. Under the clean surface there’s a tragedy of a young girl being brutally raped, a father drooling after his own daughter and beating the crap out of his family. But what is more important the town is not unfamiliar with homosexuality as few years ago two little boys started a gossip of what they saw but didn’t quite understand. And that led to a terrible suicide and destroyed the lives of two families.

So no wonder that Mildred Dunlap is being worried. She is a tall, masculine woman with no beauty and helplessly in love with her cousin Edra. To protect them Mildred comes up with a genius plan to show interest in Charlie, a man whose wife has just died, and Edra agrees to go along, as Mildred is so sure Charlie will reject her. However, you should never underestimate the power of a rumor.

Josie, the towns biggest telltale and bully sees Mildred and Charlie together and starts a juicy gossip about them that only gets bigger the more it is been told.

The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap tells beautifully a story full of difficult and painful issues. It is very well written cross-section about people whose destiny unexpectedly entwines together. It is a story of narrow-mindedness, bullying and secrecy. And yet it is a story about friendship, love and acceptance. I was immediately caught up in this story and would strongly recommend everyone to read it.

Jennifer Loiske, Author of Club Number Five (Immortal Blood)

About The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap

The year 1895 was filled with memorable historical events: the Dreyfus Affair divided France; Booker T. Washington gave his Atlanta address; Richard Olney, United States Secretary of State, expanded the effects of the Monroe Doctrine in settling a boundary dispute between the United Kingdom and Venezuela; and Oscar Wilde was tried and convicted for "gross indecency" under Britian's recently passed law that made sex between males a criminal offense. When the news of Wilde's conviction went out over telegraphs worldwide, it threw a small Nevada town into chaos. This is the story of what happened when the lives of its citizens were impacted by the news of Oscar Wildes' imprisonment. It is chronicle of hatred and prejudice with all its unintended and devastating consequences, and how love and friendship bring strength and healing. Paulette Mahurin, the author, is a Nurse Practitioner who lives in Ojai, California with her husband Terry and their two dogs--- Max and Bella. She practices women's health in a rural clinic and writes in her spare time. All profits from her book are going to animal rescue, Santa Paula Animal Shelter, the first and only no-kill shelter in Ventura County, CA, where she lives. (see links below on Ventura County Star Article & Shelter) To find out more please go the The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap on facebook or Amazon or e-mail us at the gavatar addresses. Thank you. (photos: of Paulette, her family, and a reading at The Ojai Art Center, July 2012)
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