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From the author of A Gathering of Old Men and The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman comes a deep and compassionate novel. A young man who returns to 1940s Cajun country to teach visits a black youth on death row for a crime he didn't commit. Together they come to understand the heroism of resisting.

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About the Author

Ernest J. Gaines was born on a plantation in Pointe Coupee Parish, near New Roads, Louisiana, which is the Bayonne of all his fictional works.  His previous books include A Gathering of Old Men, In My Father's House, A Long Day in November, The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman, Bloodline, Of Love and Dust, and Catherine Carmier. He divides his time between San Francisco and the University of Southwestern Louisiana in Lafayette, where he is writer-in-residence.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780679455615
Author:
Gaines, Ernest J.
Author:
Parr
Author:
Parr, Terence
Publisher:
Knopf Publishing Group
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Friendship
Subject:
Louisiana
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Death row inmates
Subject:
African American men
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Series:
Oprah's Book Club
Series Volume:
2002-04
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.66x6.00x1.02 in. 1.02 lbs.

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