The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap by Paulette Mahurin
A women’s Brokeback Mountain. The year 1895 was filled with memorable historical events: the Dreyfus Affair divided France; Booker T. Washington gave his Atlanta address; the United States expanded the effects of the Monroe Doctrine to cover South America; and Oscar Wilde was tried and convicted for gross indecency under Britain’s recently passed law that made sex between males a criminal offense. When 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 Wilde’s imprisonment. It is a chronicle of hatred and prejudice with all its unintended and devastating consequences, and how love and friendship bring strength and healing.
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From the time she was ten year old, she loved to write. While in college she wrote two award winning short stories. This encouraged her to continue to write, and write she did. But she never completed any of her novels due to other responsibilities: education, jobs, family, etc. After attending and receiving a Master’s Degree in the Nurse Practitioner Program at UCLA, Paulette went to work in the second busiest emergency room in Los Angeles county. She saw and learned about things that haunted her. When bit by a tick and diagnosed with Lyme Disease she was knocked down health-wise. This afforded her the time to write and it released the memories onto the pages before her. It released what was stored inside, which finally gave way to a story that was to change her life, The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap.
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