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A Gathering of Old Men
by Ernest J. Gaines




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Set on a Louisiana sugarcane plantation in the 1970s, A Gathering of Old Men is a powerful depiction of racial tensions arising over the death of a Cajun farmer at the hands of a black man.

"Poignant, powerful, earthy...a novel of Southern racial confrontation in which a group of elderly black men band together against whites who seek vengeance for the murder of one of their own."--Booklist

"A fine novel...there is a denouement that will shock and move readers as much as it does the characters."--Philadelphia Inquirer

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Overview

Set on a Louisiana sugarcane plantation in the 1970s, A Gathering of Old Men is a powerful depiction of racial tensions arising over the death of a Cajun farmer at the hands of a black man.

"Poignant, powerful, earthy...a novel of Southern racial confrontation in which a group of elderly black men band together against whites who seek vengeance for the murder of one of their own."--Booklist

"A fine novel...there is a denouement that will shock and move readers as much as it does the characters."--Philadelphia Inquirer

 

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  • ISBN-13: 9780679738909
  • ISBN-10: 0679738908
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • Publish Date: June 1992
  • Page Count: 224
  • Dimensions: 7.9 x 5.1 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.45 pounds

Series: Vintage Contemporaries

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