A Gathering of Old Men

A Gathering of Old Men

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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

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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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780679738909
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/28/1992
Series:
Vintage Contemporaries Series
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
214
Sales rank:
93,962
Product dimensions:
5.17(w) x 7.99(h) x 0.60(d)
Lexile:
650L (what's this?)
Age Range:
14 - 18 Years

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