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Of Love and Dust
     

Of Love and Dust

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by Ernest J. Gaines
 

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Ernest J. Gaines is best known for his prize-winning THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MISS JANE PITTMAN, but OF LOVE AND DUST has equal power and fascination. It zeros in on an explosion in the making between two men, one black and one white, trapped in the vise of Southern back country prejudice.

When young Marcus is bonded out of jail, he is sent to the Hebert Plantation to

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Ernest J. Gaines is best known for his prize-winning THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MISS JANE PITTMAN, but OF LOVE AND DUST has equal power and fascination. It zeros in on an explosion in the making between two men, one black and one white, trapped in the vise of Southern back country prejudice.

When young Marcus is bonded out of jail, he is sent to the Hebert Plantation to work in the fields. He treats Sidney Bonbon, the Cajun overseer, with contempt and Bonbon retaliates by working him nearly to death. Marcus decides to take his revenge.

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ISBN-13:
9780679752486
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
05/28/1994
Series:
Vintage Contemporaries Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
560,285
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