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Lesson Before Dying
by Ernest J. Gaines

Overview - Set in a small Cajun community in the late 1940s, "A Lesson Before Dying" is an "enormously moving" ("Los Angeles Times") novel of one man condemned to die for a crime he did not commit and a young man who visits him in his cell. In the end, the two men forge a bond as they both come to understand the simple heroism of resisting--and defying--the expected.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Set in a small Cajun community in the late 1940s, "A Lesson Before Dying" is an "enormously moving" ("Los Angeles Times") novel of one man condemned to die for a crime he did not commit and a young man who visits him in his cell. In the end, the two men forge a bond as they both come to understand the simple heroism of resisting--and defying--the expected. Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780679455615
  • ISBN-10: 0679455612
  • Publisher: Knopf Publishing Group
  • Publish Date: October 1997
  • Page Count: 272


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