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Of Love and Dust
     

Of Love and Dust

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by Ernest J. Gaines
 

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This is the story of Marcus: bonded out of jail where he has been awaiting trial for murder, he is sent to the Hebert plantation to work in the fields. There he encounters conflict with the overseer, Sidney Bonbon, and a tale of revenge, lust and power plays out between Marcus, Bonbon, Bonbon’s mistress Pauline, and Bonbon’s wife Louise.

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This is the story of Marcus: bonded out of jail where he has been awaiting trial for murder, he is sent to the Hebert plantation to work in the fields. There he encounters conflict with the overseer, Sidney Bonbon, and a tale of revenge, lust and power plays out between Marcus, Bonbon, Bonbon’s mistress Pauline, and Bonbon’s wife Louise.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780679752486
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
05/28/1994
Series:
Vintage Contemporaries Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
484,436
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.90(d)

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Of Love and Dust 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When people are reduced to the barest minimum of existence, some are grateful for the little they have while others feel that flying in the face of danger means nothing to them. This story showcases the two extremes, people who cherish a peaceful existence, and two others who risk it all, including others' peaceful lives, for excitement and the glimpse of a possible better life. The cruelty and baseness of life on this plantation is offset by the kindness and decency of some who live there.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book to read