In My Father's House

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A story of a man brought to reckon with his buried past. Reverend Martin comes face to face with the sins of his youth in the person of Robert X, a young, unkempt stranger who arrives in town for a mysterious "meeting" with the Reverend.

A compelling novel of a man brought to reckon with his buried past. In a small rural black community in Louisiana, Reverend Martin--a respected minister and civil rights leader, devoted husband and father, a man of strength and ...

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Overview

A story of a man brought to reckon with his buried past. Reverend Martin comes face to face with the sins of his youth in the person of Robert X, a young, unkempt stranger who arrives in town for a mysterious "meeting" with the Reverend.

A compelling novel of a man brought to reckon with his buried past. In a small rural black community in Louisiana, Reverend Martin--a respected minister and civil rights leader, devoted husband and father, a man of strength and rectitude--comes face to face with the sins of his youth when a sinister stranger arrives in town.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780679727910
  • Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 6/28/1992
  • Series: Vintage Contemporaries Series
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 616,578
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 12, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 17, 2005

    A masterpiece....

    I have read many books before..........but none has ever touched me like this.......it is sad and so deep with issues that are currently affecting the world today..........it has made me think about the way people live double lives.How many are out there today? It has a profound message to the fathers of today and they should really read this book! Share it with others! Fathers should embrace the opportunities they get and take up the reigns of responsibilities. GAINES HAS WRITTEN A BOOK THAT HAS TOUCHED MANY LIVES!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 17, 2004

    What a Quiet Town

    Image a small quiet town and a stranger come and walk around all day and night. He walks around in the cold the rain and the snow. He goes and sits on the church steps. His name is Robert X and he has come to town to find his father. His father is Phillip Martin a well know civil right leader who is looked up to. Why has Robert came to town what are his attentions? Pick up the book and find out you will not be disappointed.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 18, 2004

    This is a good book

    I really enjoy read this book. I think that every one should read this book because it tell you a lot from a man point of view. It show people that what you do to other will come back to you but when you lease think of it and always remember that your past will come up no matter what and you can run from your past.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 10, 2004

    In A Small Town

    In a small town where there are no strangers,when a stranger appears no one knows what to do.In this story that is what hapens.This strange man appears and he calls himself Robert X.Every one is frightened by him because he has blood shot eyes and he has never been seen around before. Plus the strange man has some kind of relation to the revreandin town.To find out how read the book you'll love it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 3, 2004

    Strange

    In My Father's House tells about a young man who is new in the parish of St. Adrienne. Nobody has ever seen the man before, except for the pastor. The young man explains to those who approach him that he has come for a meeting. After a party at the reverend's house the reverend had seen the boy, but didn't know what his motives were to arrive in his home after some private investigation of his own the reverend finds out that the meeting the young man had was a confrontation with him. I give this book five stars because the suspence is extravagant.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 10, 2004

    The Best Book to read

    This book was the best book I've read in a long time.This book had a great message and it was easy to read and follow I read this book in three days. It is about a man named Robert X that is wanting to have a meeting with this man for a great reason. The man in question is Reverend Martin the small town leader. When Robert X arrives it changes the lives of the whole town.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 17, 2000

    A Neglected Past

    This novel was well written, but the ending should have been more profound. This novel portrays life and reality, and how much of an impact a father can have on his son's life. The protagonist, Rev. Phillip Martin, is divided between two worlds, one which include his twisted past filled with lust, alcoholism, and neglected children, and the other filled with accomplishment.

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