A Gathering of Old Men

A Gathering of Old Men

by Ernest J. Gaines

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Overview

A powerful depiction of racial tensions arising over the death of a Cajun farmer at the hands of a black man—set on a Louisiana sugarcane plantation in the 1970s.

The Village Voice called A Gathering of Old Men “the best-written novel on Southern race relations in over a decade.”

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780679738909
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/28/1992
Series: Vintage Contemporaries Series
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 120,506
Product dimensions: 5.24(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.64(d)
Lexile: 650L (what's this?)
Age Range: 14 - 18 Years

About the Author

Ernest Gaines was born on a plantation in Pointe Coupée Parish near New Roads, Louisiana, which is the Bayonne of all his fictional works. He is writer-in-residence emeritus at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. In 1993 Gaines received the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Fellowship for his lifetime achievements. In 1996 he was named a Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, one of France’s highest decorations. He and his wife, Dianne, live in Oscar, Louisiana.

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