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Not the Villain

Am I going soft on Emmett’s womanizing older brother, Cephas Love Wilson? A friend who had read this recent essay on Cephas asked me the other day if I had changed my mind about Cephas — did I now view him as less of an antagonist? I told her it wasn’t […]

Elizabeth Maxwell Wilson, Part I

Emmett’s mother, Elizabeth Maxwell Wilson, has been an enigma. Of all the women in Emmett’s life, it is clear that Elizabeth Maxwell Wilson had the most impact. But ironically, it has been hard to find anything out about her. For almost three years, I hadn’t found much other than she […]